Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

  1. To Your Health

    The furor over health care points to a core concern in our society; the way we discuss and decide important issues. Learning how to talk about and resolve contentious subjects should begin at home and in school. It rarely does. In the business world executive education programs, management training courses, conflict resolution workshops, leadership development, take us only so far. Back in the wor…Read More

  2. Leadership Strategies and Juggling

    In our executive leadership development program we teach juggling. Yes, juggling. We don’t use plates or fire burning torches. The high potentials, entrepreneurs, and seasoned managers in our courses learn to juggle personalities. The capacity to hold lots of swirling egos without having them fall to the ground is the sign of a high level leader. Let me explain. We all know we are not push butto…Read More

  3. 4 Tips to Better People Management

    Last week when I visited Pilgrims Pride I saw the power of how good people management and a vision of “whole people at work” can make a difference.  One reason, among many, has to do with their Human Resource department. Often H.R. is filled with individuals who know the rules and make sure they are followed. And then there are the few who really see their mandate to manage and grow the peopl…Read More

  4. About Leading

    One hot sunny day last week we drove two hours east to visit with some human resource executives at Pilgrim’s Pride in Pittsburg, Texas. You all know Pilgrim’s Pride if you ever think about eating chicken. It’s the nation’s largest poultry company and is consistently on Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies. Having lunch with Jane Brookshire, Executive V.P. of H.R. we talk…Read More

  5. Being Smart with Nature

    When I was at Google last month I had the pleasure of hearing Dan Goleman talk about his new book “Ecological Intelligence”. Dr. Goleman has been, and continues to be a pioneer in “new thinking”. We know enough about the brain in this century to understand its plasticity. This means there is an ever changing possibility that we can grow and become smarter every day of our lives. No more is…Read More

  6. 3 Things You Must Do Immediately when Someone Starts Verbally Attacking You

    Joanne turned red. Then as the bullying continued she knew she was purple with rage. Then she felt her stomach flip and knew the new color of her skin matched her green outfit . The barrage of hostility that flowed over her during the meeting was initially subtle. Then her main adversary, the “jerk” who was positioning for her job got nasty. He told her she had done a poor job of presenting th…Read More

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