Posts Tagged ‘Perception – how you perceive yourself’

The Human Element

Not tuned in My friend and colleague, Mindy Danna, and I were talking about our coaching practices. So much of our work revolves around thinking deeply about the people we coach, it’s helpful to have a thought partner.

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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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Inhabiting Executive Presence

Inhabiting new behaviors Jenna was not pleased. She’d been expecting a promotion to vice-president but the committee said she didn’t feel like a VP yet. The committee, recognizing Jenna as a rising star, said they would promote her … as soon as she developed more executive presence.

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Combating Emotional Hijacks

Consequences of a hijacking Kimberly lowered her eyes and spoke quietly. “I didn’t like myself very much at that point.” I said nothing. “The minute I got back to my office, I knew I shouldn’t have said what I said. I can’t believe I thought, even for a minute, that Max didn’t have my best…

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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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The Mindful Executive

Taming The Beast Gerald admitted the incident had happened. He admitted he had tossed a marker towards someone in a meeting. He understood why she thought it had been hostile.

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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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The Honorable Executive

Serious consequences Brad was in hot water. He just wasn’t sure how hot. “Frank doesn’t forgive easily,” he said, referring to his boss, the division president. “And he’s really pissed at me. But I hope everyone appreciates the irony that he’s pissed because somebody talked behind his back. Man, he’s the king of trash talk!”

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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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Leading Through Delegation

Good reasons for not delegating Simon needed to delegate. His boss had made it one of his development goals. The feedback I’d gathered about him mentioned it repeatedly. He didn’t resist the feedback. “I wish I could delegate,” he said wearily. “But I just can’t.” “Because … ?” I prompted.

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