Posts Tagged ‘Assertiveness’

The Voice of Authority

Authority and need Sandra was worried about her authority. As an individual contributor she’d been a standout; now she was going to lead a team, and she wanted to be a great team leader. She was grateful for the opportunity to discuss her worries with a coach. Authority was our topic of the day.

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How Teams Fight

Conflict is good – except when it’s not Sirhan was giving me an update about his team. I had coached Sirhan almost two years earlier and we’d stayed in touch. One major change he’d implemented as a result of our work was a makeover of his team’s meetings. This new way of meeting had generated…

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High-Stakes Meetings

Charlotte over the horizon Charlotte had been the president of a consumer goods company for just over a year. Her appointment had been a surprise because she had no experience in the consumer goods sector. Once installed, she’d ruffled feathers by being relentless about revenue and tough on people. In the sixteen months she’d been…

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Showing Teeth

A dithering executive Dena paused over her salad. We had known each other many years. As an HR leader, she had coordinated the coaching engagements I’d done in her division. She’d invited me to lunch to talk about an exec I’d heard a lot about but never met: Richard.

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Managing Disruptive Executives

A dangerous loose cannon Phil was a surprising choice to lead a worldwide division. A thin, rather elegant man, he was known to be conflict averse. He was three years into his role, and I wondered how he fared among his peers, all of whom were experienced turf fighters.

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Status

An unusual request Madeline told me she had an unusual request. “It’s about Kristi,” she said, smiling. I adored Kristi, Madeline’s assistant. My coaching relationship with Madeline had been ongoing for several years and Kristi had been there every step of the way.

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Mentoring & Mentors

Networking versus mentoring Tracy was a captivating coaching client. Blessed with a crackling intellect, she devoured knowledge, jumping into every topic with passion. One day, I mentioned mentoring. The instant she heard the word, she gave a little snort. “Mentors have never been my thing. But I’m great at networking.”

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Pursuing a Promotion

Give yourself a promotion Arturo had been passed over for promotion because, as his boss told me, “He doesn’t feel like a senior vice president yet.” During our first few coaching sessions, I found myself agreeing: Arturo did not seem ready to be an SVP at his company. I felt pretty sure he’d win his…

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Managing Up

Who does it well? Barbara’s coaching had barely begun when she was promoted to senior vice-president. Because she had worked in many divisions of her global packaged goods company, and had always been viewed as a high performer, her promotion had been only a matter of time. The company’s goal for her coaching was for…

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Achieving Authenticity

Feeling phony Jessie’s boss wanted her to be more bold. Jessie wanted that, too. During one of our first conversations, she said, “One thing I’ve been doing to become more bold is to speak up sooner. I see other people do it and I know it works. But when I try it, I get self-conscious…

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