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Finding Work-life Balance for Senior Managers and Executives

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The pressures and demands of work for senior managers and executives can be daunting in the requirements of time, energy, and obligation – and those very pressures will inevitably lead to reduced effectiveness that can compound health-related issues if not properly managed. The answer to these heavy demands lies in the importance of creating work-life

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Conflict Management

Conflict Management – Reducing work-place strife while improving performance

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Of all the many benefits of leadership coaching, one of the most helpful regards conflict management; something that can apply to all levels of staff and management for the enhancement of workplace effectiveness and the well-being of all. Conflict management isn’t simply about alleviating conflict. More accurately, conflict management reduces the negative aspects of conflict

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Experiential learning

Experiential Learning: Definition, trends, and patterns

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Experiential learning is very much what it sounds like. One definition of experiential learning is learning through experience; by taking an actual experience and applying it to similar as well as dissimilar situations. Experiential learning involves a very conscious and purposeful learning by reflecting on doing. For these reasons and more, it encourages an expansive

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Business and Executive Coaching: Increasing workplace efficiency

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Business and Executive Coaching is used to empower groups and individuals to enhance productivity and effectiveness. Coaching methods may differ, but approaches tend to focus on developing existing strengths, mitigating potential weaknesses, employing a system of “best practices,” and maximizing available talents and expertise. In short, both business and executive coaching employs the greatest use

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Career not Job?

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Job ? Career? Calling? A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am building a wall.” As he approached the third, he

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26 Tips: Career Success is in Your Mind

Would you like to predict, and even create, success and achievement?  For yourself, your team, your colleagues? Happiness Leads to Success in nearly every domain, including work, health, friendship, sociability, creativity, and energy. ~ From a meta-analysis of over 200 happiness studies on nearly 275,000 people worldwide. This article is based on the book, The

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Trump and Spicer: How to Misuse Presentation Props

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Props are a great presentation tool. Both Donald Trump and Sean Spicer recently used props in presentations. Donald Trump’s prop was probably effective, at least among his supporters.  But in my opinion it was misleading and therefore not honest.  We don’t want to be dishonest in our presentations, or sales processes even unintentionally. I believe

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Learn a Flexible Management Style

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Ever struggle with how to manage someone? Ever discover your style isn’t perfect?! Well, ever tried ’round penning’ a horse?  This exercise helped a sales manager evaluate her management style. An EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) participant’s job during this exercise is to get a horse to circle the perimeter of the pen, following their guidance.

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Appearance of Leadership

Look like a Leader

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EAL participants assumed which horse was the leader – based on APPEARANCE. Studies and articles show that appearance definitely affects our careers. Look the part. Match your culture. Look like a leader.

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The ABC’s of Resilience at Work

An executive career coaching client in the Toronto area,  who is making great progress toward quite a large goal, wisely realized it won’t always go so well.  So, he asked how to prepare himself for a setback.  Excellent question! One of my favourite techniques to build resilience and continuing optimism is the ABCDE technique described

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