Posts Tagged ‘Management Skills’

Dynamic One-on-Ones

Balancing tasks and relationships Bennett was a Brit working in Kuwait. He was enjoying living overseas and found the work to be a healthy stretch. He led a team of four and reported to a guy named Sabah who Bennett said was terrific. During our video-link coaching conversations, Bennett and I had spent a lot…

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Creating Safety for Hard Talks

Blocks against hard talks Danielle was reluctant to broach the elephant in the room with her boss, Kerry. Weeks ago, Kerry had offered her a substantial change in position. The benefits attached to this offer were significant, but there were downsides, too. It would mean leaving her international post, which she adored. And she would…

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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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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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Power Tools for Teams: Plus/Delta

Delta ≠ bad Nathaniel and I were building an agenda for his team’s three-day retreat. Working with Nathaniel was a blast. He was curious, smart and undefended. He seemed willing to hear anything. Well, almost anything. He wasn’t willing to hear about scheduling concrete activities for the mornings of days two and three.

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Engagement & Performance

A team needing development Jason looked surprisingly young for someone who’d been with the company almost 20 years. He bounced up to greet me and I wondered if he’d started as a teenager in the mailroom. Now he was the global vice-president of a department.

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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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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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Defining Success

Vague but valuable Ramesh ran the project management team in his company. In his role, he was exposed to virtually all the executives and their teams. Few people in the company were as visible as Ramesh. Or as well liked.

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Managing Performance: Up or Out

Avoidance is not a strategy Russell was a very, very nice guy. Everyone agreed about that. Of course, “very nice guy” was code for “conflict averse.” Russell was a great mediator and facilitator, but he wasn’t always decisive, especially when it came to managing his people.

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