Posts Tagged ‘For Women’

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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Self-Limiting Beliefs

Unpacking beliefs “She just won’t speak up,” Julie said. “I’ve been giving her the feedback, Tom. I promise you, I have. But she says things like, ‘I don’t want to step over a line,’ or ‘I don’t want to make a big deal of it,’ whatever the ‘it’ of the moment is.”

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Under Executive Questioning

The danger in questions Carla, Nathan and Lester were part of a leadership development cohort. These three high-potential employees, who had never worked together before, had to co-manage a joint project over the course of a year. The conclusion of the project needed to be a business recommendation presented to the CEO and the entire…

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Taming Meetings

“Death by Meeting” Sirhan’s global management team was relatively new. Since forming just over a year ago, they’d come together three times. I’d facilitated each of the events. Sirhan and I agreed that the team was made up of whip-smart individuals who weren’t yet working together as a leadership team.

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Conquering Fear

Verbal porridge Elizabeth had my full attention. She and I were in a conference room in Los Angeles. On speakerphone from Chicago was her boss, Joe. The purpose of the conversation was for Joe to talk about his goals for Elizabeth’s coaching. He’d said exactly what we’d expected him to say.

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Executive Gender Bias

She’s great, but . . . “Can we talk about Carmen?” asked Paul. This was only our fourth coaching session. I was enjoying him immensely. Paul was creative director in a global marketing division. He and I had bonded quickly over a shared history of having performed in theatre during our younger days.

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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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Thinking Errors

“She should have known better…” Jodi was a people-centered leader. Her values drove her decisions. Depending on the situation, her values might align with the consumer or the company, with the employee or the corporation. People didn’t view her as wishy-washy but rather as a weather vane that consistently pointed toward the right thing to…

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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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