Monthly Archives: September 2014

Coordinating Your Killer Impressions

Early Judgments Matter and We Have Many Venues to Consider Coaches will tell you that first impressions matter. This is backed up by psychological research which shows that we remember negative impressions far longer than positive ones. Neuroscience is adding to this understanding with research showing that the human brain is wired to focus on…

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The Power of Self-Reflection for Success

 Self-appraisal is Key for Success In the recent edition of Scientific American, Stephen Fleming writing on the Power of Reflection, says, “Insight into our own thoughts, or metacognition is key to high achievement in all domains.” What is self reflection? It’s when you take time to think about and consider your character and actions. This seems…

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Decision Making Bells & Whistles

How Job-shadowing & Chocolate Self-rewards helped two people with decision making Decisions: Some are easy, others are not. When a decision is tough, what criteria goes into choosing? This is a recurring topic with my clients. Business leaders generally have full schedules. Flexible scheduling is often deemed a benefit, but this particular benefit can actually…

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Teamwork – Out of the Box & Out of the Park

Teamwork Lessons – It’s not WHAT you do, it’s HOW you do it Whether you are working as a local team in Petoskey, MI or are working as a team via online collaboration, the two videos included in this post have something important to say about teamwork. This first video on teamwork challenges the notion…

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The Female Leader, What it takes to succeed

Leadership Advice from Women Leaders From Cleopatra (Egypt)  to Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), the world has always had great women in leadership positions. It’s sad that women occupy just 4% of CEO spots at Fortune 500 companies, and fewer than one in five corporate board seats is held by a woman. While women entering the workforce are better…

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What’s Your 5-Year Plan?

Success Planning from Petoskey, MI to Charolette, NC For entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals, goals and planning are staples of life. Most success stories involve goals and planning. Few people fall into success without risk assessment, goal setting and some kind of plan, but consensus on the need for a five-year plan is hard to…

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