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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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What You Should Know About Corporate Coaching

Corporate development is an important aspect across all organizations. One of the most effective approaches to helping corporations develop their employees is corporate coaching. Coaching methods focus on the learning process, making sure the individual is involved in finding the problems, helping devise solutions, and then applying those solutions to fix the problems. This hands-on

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Love Your Career

Your Career and the Harvard Study on Happiness

Do you believe there is any relevance at work to the Harvard Study on Happiness – the longest study on happiness ever done?  Many people don’t.  But if you’re one of those people you just might be missing a sure-fire way to get more out of employees or to enjoy your career more yourself. The

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The 5 Levels of Leadership Coaching

Become the Best Leader You Can Be You may be asking yourself, as a leader, what do you want to do to bring yourself and your team forward? Then again, you may have an idea of where you want to go, but you may be uncertain about how to get there. To answer these questions,

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Role of Business Coach in Increasing Productivity

Increase Productivity with Outside Perspective What do you do when productivity starts to wane?  It is imperative to implement a good strategy to get things back to where they are supposed to be. One strategy is the utilization of a business coach. Finding the right professional coach is important.  That person can provide you with

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Presentation Skills Training: 7 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

Good Presentation Skills Can Knock It Out of the Park A good presentation can go a long way toward getting the result that you want. Presentation skills training can change the perception of those you are presenting to because the presentation is exactly what they want. It’s when a presentation is boring or too long

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Career Coaching

The 1 Negative Thing You Need from a Career Coach

Career coaching is far from just resumes and LinkedIn profiles. It isn’t even just a Clear Vision or Action Plan. You also need some alligators biting at your heels. A good career coach will help you keep ahead of those snapping jaws. I adhere to a solution-based approach to career coaching. That does not mean

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Brave at the Front of the Room – Tell a Story

  A father was walking with his son through the woods.  The boy was young – maybe 4. As they walked, they came upon a large log across their path. The boy looked at his father and said, “Dad, do you think I can move that log?” His dad said, “If you use all your strength,

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