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Randall looked like a Marine recruiting poster. In his forties, he still had the firm body that had made him a high school football star. Close-cropped blond hair and piercing blue eyes set off his handsome face. In front of a room, he looked commanding—until…

Dan’s feedback was harsh, especially from his direct reports. Some typical comments: “He doesn’t want to hear bad news.” “He refuses to accept reality and then gets mad at us when things go wrong.” “Dan needs to get a grip on what’s real. Wake up…

Marcy was a client of mine over a year ago. Bright, funny and highly motivated, she was a delight to coach. Knowing I regularly give books to my coaching clients, she just sent me the following email. “Thanks again for the two books you gave…

Ramesh is blessed with a blend of technical genius and emotional intelligence. He is patient and smart and insightful. He’s also conflict-averse. Repeatedly, he found himself backing away from holding Loren, one of his technology officers, accountable. “He’s explosive and irrational,” Ramesh said to me….

Richard, head of engineering for a consumer products company, had to inform offices from Singapore to Siberia about new processes and procedures. Being fairly introverted, he felt robotic and awkward after just three presentations. The fourth time out he gave an uncomfortable performance that left…

Keith is a division president whom I coached many years ago. Now he was calling me about Sondra, his new head of sales and marketing. “Working with her is a roller coaster. Some days she seems fine then five minutes later she’s pouting or crying…

After a team of executives concluded an exercise at a recent offsite, I asked one of the participants if I could give him some feedback. He visibly flinched. “Sure,” he squeaked unconvincingly. Then he swallowed so loudly we all laughed. “My goodness, what are you…

Terri’s feedback from her peers and superiors was consistent: people wanted a stronger presence from her. They all knew how smart she was, and they knew she was ethical and hardworking. But the feedback’s message was clear: to be seen as a leader, she was…

Before I began coaching Mark, I spoke with his boss, Kendra. She was clearly his fan. Besides authorizing his coaching, she’d increased his responsibilities and was positioning him for a promotion. While talking about things she’d like Mark to do better she said, “I feel…

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