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4:18 pm

Leaders Must Look at Themselves to Build Employee Motivation

I just read an interesting article on Harvard Business Review from leadership coach Monique Valcour about employee motivation and how we as leaders play a much more decisive role with it than we'd like to acknowledge.

Monique talks about the vicious circle that occurs when we leaders decide a person is no longer motivated in their job to the extent we believe they should. That leads to our withdrawal, which leads to even less motivation, and so on.Read More


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12:56 pm

Coaches and Leaders - Developing tactical skills in your team is not the way to go

The long-term success of a team, whether in sport or in any organization, IS NOT dependent on the tactical skills and capabilities of those that make up the team. It may seem as though the ability of team members to shoot a ball, handle social media or execute on Customer-Centric Selling brings the success, but that's an illusion.

There's a deeper level where that fuels skills at various tasks and drives development of new skills; that's the place where coaches and leaders need to focus time and energies building.Read More


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9:58 am

Emulate the Key Traits of Your Favorite Boss or Coach

I just got done reading a marvelous blog post from a friend of mine, Danita Bye. This outgoing Finn regularly inspires me with her concepts on sales development and leadership.

The post mentioned above talks about a boss/coach/mentor she had when she went to college and how this person's commitment to service has impacted her for 35 years.

I ask of many people this question. "Who is your favorite boss, coach, teacher and mentor? What did they do with you that makes them your favorite?"Read More


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12:52 pm

Why Students and Young Adults NEED Mental Training To Thrive in Today's World

We are not setting up our future leaders to see and experience properly.

We train our children and young adults to become proficient at a lot of things, hopefully some of them are engaging to them. We give them training to become better athletes. We put them in tutoring to do better on their college entrance exam. Each one of their classes tries to get them to a certain standard of knowledge to pass tests. When they get into the workplace, we teach them how to do specific tasks and handle a narrow set of projects.

Technical, tactical ability in these areas is NOT really where it's at, however. Read More


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8:57 am

Why Mental Connection Training for your Employees Pays Off in Sustained Success

For 300 years, our society has looked to develop people that could do tasks proficiently. For the most part, that era is OVER.

Because of automation and the freer movement between various jobs and careers, organizational success depends much more upon employees being able to think, reason, create and communicate effectively. Learning agility is a new buzzword to capture this concept.

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10:53 pm

Business IS Personal. Don't Forget That.

Today, we had our monthly Afila Group meeting. There was great discussion surrounding various strategic issues. However, I think the most poignant moment of the morning was a conversation I had with our host for the day.Read More


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9:08 am

How Coaching Youth Sports is Like Coaching your Team in Business?

I’ve coached youth basketball for a number of years. I’ve often compared coaching youth with coaching teams in business. I’ve come to the conclusion that there are number of similarities and differences between the two audiences, such as:

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11:20 am

How Coaching Youth Sports is Like Coaching your Team in Business?

I’ve coached youth basketball for a number of years and have compared coaching youth with coaching teams in business. There are number of similarities and differences between the two audiences, such as:

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10:29 am

How to get more "It occurred to me in the shower" moments

How many times have you heard, "It occurred to me while I was in the shower"? You recognize it as how people come up with novel and innovative ideas when they aren't thinking about it - when their not stressing themselves to come up with ideas and solutions.Read More


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