Posts Tagged ‘Perception – How You Perceive Others’

Building Empathy

Bested by her junior Jillian was frustrated. “I should be able to handle her better by now,” she groused. “I’ve been dealing with Doris since my first day here and that’s almost ten years. And then I see this, this, I don’t know, this kid just ease her out of one of her moods. Whatever…

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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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The Narcissistic Executive

Battling uphill Sean was battling his boss. And he was losing the war. The first person to talk to me about Sean was Ronit, the HR executive. “In a world that was fair, Sean would win. But he can’t win against Jack. No one can.”

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Personal Branding

Self-branding Donna and I were old friends by now. Originally, I’d been her coach. Later, during her exhilarating rise through the company, she’d often engaged me as a thought partner. These days we tended to talk when planning an off-site for her group. But today, aside from catching up, she’d invited me to lunch specifically…

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Creating Devoted Followers

Frustrated mutterings Claire sensed her team wasn’t firing on all cylinders. Individually they were strong—she only hired the highest of high performers—but somehow they weren’t pulling together the way she wanted them to. With a small snort she said, “For as much as I’m paying them, you’d think they’d be able to do this team…

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Capitalizing on Differences in Style

“Nice” won’t get the job done When Gregory first called me, we knew about each other—I’d coached his boss off and on for several years—but we’d never worked together. Now he reached out to me, wondering if I could help him with a task force he was leading. “This task force has the potential to…

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Turn Values into Behavior

Values that don’t add value Anil began managing a team whose reputation for customer service was pretty poor. The team’s primary responsibility was creating complex reports for other groups inside the company. The word about the team was that their output was consistently sloppy and late. “I don’t get it,” he told me. “The company’s…

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The Disruptive Executive – Part One

What makes an executive “disruptive”? Shauna wanted me to coach Marina, one of her direct reports. I ended up doing that. But, in an unusual move, I also ended up coaching Shauna about how to manage Marina. Here’s why. Shauna told me Marina’s expertise was unique and valuable. “But she’s defensive and combative,” she added.…

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The Distracted Executive

“How do I get his attention?” Natalie was at the end of her rope. “How do I get his attention?” she asked, referring to her boss, Marc. “I barely start talking and I can see he’s not listening. He’s checking his email or his phone. Whatever he’s doing, he sure isn’t listening. And I know…

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Building Rapport

A grave mismatch of styles Marlena, an experienced entertainment executive, was definitely not getting the results she wanted. She’d been put in charge of a talented group of animators, but, although she was personable and energetic, she couldn’t seem to build relationships with them. They weren’t merely avoiding her, they were going around her to…

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