This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here!Communicating can be a lot like dancing. When dancing is done well, two people glide across the floor and make difficult moves look effortless. They have fun and feel good about engaging with one another.
Whether they’re CEOs or first-time managers, leaders’ primary accountability is the same: leading and developing team members so the business can continue to grow. While leaders of all levels may understand this aspect of their jobs, many are unsure about the best way to accomplish it.
Growing pains can be both exciting and challenging. It’s a thrill to see tangible proof that your business is succeeding. At the same time, finances, resources and people get stretched.
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This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here! Would you notice a gorilla walking through a circle of people passing a basketball? Of course you would, right? Well, maybe not if you had been asked to count the number of times the basketball was being passed.
This article was originally published in Forbes. Many of the clients I work with are surprised to learn that it’s not what they’re saying that’s holding them back -- it’s often what they’re doing. Here are six common bad habits that undermine personal interactions:
This article was originally published on Forbes. The field of executive coaching has been evolving. At first it was considered a hush-hush remedy for top executives with valuable specialized knowledge, but sorely lacking in some skills. Then, once people understood the value of coaching for career development, it became a coveted perk for those on the high potential track. Eventually, executive coaching morphed into leadership coaching, because it wasn’t just for upper-level executives anymore.
To learn why coaching is far and away the best method for refining the leadership skills of executives, read Shawn Kent Hayashi's article on TrainingIndustry.com here.
For Dr. Ann Hunsicker-Morrissey, the chief dentist at the Hellertown Dental Group, dentistry is the vehicle for her passion for growth.
Recently I was in a call with a coaching client, Nancy, who began the conversation by spewing problems, challenges and issues that had been weighing on her since we talked last. As she finished, she said, “Oh my goodness, I hope I didn’t bring you down, Shawn.” Without much thought, I said, “You don’t have the power to bring me down.”