Tuesday, April 26, 2005

What would a leadership consultant recommend?

The situation is this: An employee, with some great ideas, is just not being listened to by her boss. What would you recommend if you were her leadership consultant - or leadership coach?

Please post your comments.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Now Listen to your Executive Coach - Get your Staff to Schedule THEIR Vacations

Hopefully you've starting at least thinking about taking some time off before too much more time passes. If so, good for you. If not, please reconsider. Remember, as the year progresses, it's only going to get more crazy. So even if you know that you want to take your vacation later in the year, submit whatever approval forms you need to get if officially approved so you can put it in your calendar to schedule around.

That being said, it's now time to turn your attention to your staff and their vacation plans ... or lack thereof.

I believe that bosses encourage (tacitly or otherwise) employees NOT to schedule their vacation. Are you one of those bosses?

Don't be.

Executive Coach Link

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Listen to your Life Coach - Schedule a Vacation (a Life Coach Blog Entry)

So, we're several weeks into 2qtr2005 and it's time to start talking about your unscheduled vacation days.

"Vacation?! What, are you nuts?! I'm waaaaaaaaay too busy to be thinking vacation," I can hear you saying.

Yes, that's probably true, but if you think you're busy now, just wait! And don't forget, a full quarter of the year is already behind you. Can you say the same for your vacation days?

Besides, you don't have to necessarily TAKE your vacation now, but you really ought to schedule WHEN you'll take it.

And whatever you decide, be sure to take at least a long weekend for yourself (read: minimum of 4 days) before the end of May. You deserve it, you probably need it, and it's up to you to take it.

Life Coach Link

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Friday, April 08, 2005

A Strategic Coach

The American Society of Training and Development was kind enough to publish an article of mine in the April 2005 issue of T&D magazine.

It's called "A Strategic Coach: Having a coach isn't just for executives. Here's how a coach makes sense for you."

Here's the link.

Hope you find it informative.