The GottaGettaCoach! (GGCI) Newsletter » March/April 2011

Accelerating Your Personal and Professional Development™


Happy (almost) Spring, All. My, have these last two months gone quickly! But spring is in the air -- okay, spring training is ON air (Go Cubs! Go!). What follows, then, are some quick reads to help you make the most of the next few weeks as we finish off the first quarter of 2011. Enjoy! - bz


  • My Feb2011 Postings at

  • Are You CIO Material?

    • John McCreavy, the Secret CIO/columnist for is a "real-life CIO of a billion-dollar-plus company" -- even if that really isn't his true name. In his Feb 14, 2011 piece he discusses what he thinks it will take for Information Technology managers to "go from high-performing to CIO-caliber" ...

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  • Dumb Little Man (dot) com

    • One of my favorite websites is called Dumb Little Man. The site's description says it best: "Welcome to Dumb Little Man! Each week we provide a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane." Indeed. "DLM" posts a wonderful array of articles on these, and other, topics ...

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  • Persistence Pays

  • 6 Ways to a More Relaxed You

    • Everyone reacts to stress differently. Some people are seemingly immune to it. Others need to "talk it out" and/or "act" it out -- sometimes constructively, sometimes not. Others prefer to hold it all inside and act like nothing's wrong -- until they blow a gasket! Assuming you're looking for some ways to ease the stress, here ...

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  • What are some ways to deliver effective performance reviews?

    • Performance reviews are most effective when they're merely a "formalized summary" of the daily feedback you give to your direct reports. Ideal performance reviews consistently elicit two main reactions/comments from the reviewee, regardless of how well or poorly their performance was during the given period ...

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I often hear, "So I'd like to refer some people to you, Barry, but I'm not sure how to do that." The first step would be to recognize an opportunity to do so. To that end, here are some things that others might naturally say, during a conversation with you, that can provide you with a smooth entre:

  • "My go-to guy at work's got great technical skills, but no people skills what-so-ever."

  • "I wish I could do a better job of influencing without authority.'

  • "I need to develop a better relationship with my boss."

  • "I'm LOUSY at dealing with conflict."

  • "I know what I want to get done, but I can't seem to get it done."

  • "My boss says I need to think more strategically."

The second step would be for you to then simply say something like, "Wow, it sounds like you gotta getta coach! And I know exactly who you should talk to."

When asked "Who?," just give 'em my name (Barry Zweibel) and my number (847-291-9735), email (, or website ( -- or better yet, just email ME with their contact information and I'll take it from there. Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy! (Thanks.)


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It's not too late to sign up for the 2011 Executive Coaching Conference: Meeting the Leadership Needs in the Changing Landscape of Business, hosted by and to be held at the Westin New York at Times Square from March 29-30, 2011. While I won't be speaking, I have been retained to live-blog and tweet the event. And, because of that, I can offer you, my mailing list subscribers, a coupon code for $500 off the conference's registration fee.

Per TheConferenceBoard, "The Executive Coaching Conference continues to be a source of networking, knowledge sharing, best and future practices for senior executives responsible for developing and leading coaching in their organizations. It is also a valuable source of information and insight for those in OD, Mentoring, Talent Management and for HR professionals interested in the coaching field." By attending, you'll:

  • Discover how coaching drives a learning organization

  • Learn how organizations across the globe are utilizing coaching

  • Reap the benefits of best practices in launching and sustaining coaching programs

  • Determine the measurable impacts of coaching

  • Hear what the value of coaching is at the C-Suite

  • (plus I'll be there, too!)

You can register via the link provided above. And to receive your $500 discount, just enter coupon code "BZ1" before paying. Hope to see you there.


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