Do You Delegate Effectively?

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Delegating is tough indeed. If you really think about it, the art of delegation is a combination of letting go and not feeling like you’re dumping work on someone else.  Many leaders tell me they hesitate delegating because:

  • The employee is not doing the task the way the leader would.
  • The employee appears to be procrastinating or “slacking off.”
  • The employee is stuck but won’t admit they don’t know what they’re doing.
  • And so many other reasons.
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The ROI of working with an Executive Coach is OUTRAGEOUS!

Outrageously good that is!

Soft skills, people skills, engagement, human resources, coaching….all these areas are the foundation for helping people – the most valuable resource in organizations – yet very difficult to measure.

Over the past decade, the Human Resources field has evolved immensely. However just as with technology, HR continues to be viewed as overhead or administration. And given the increased focus around people, their development, and their wellness, organizations are challenged with needing to make the investment in Human Resources, while translating the return on that investment in actual dollars and cents.

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Great Leaders Meet Employees Where They Are

Leaders tend to see higher rates of success if they are able to meet the employee where they are in their learning curve. There are lots of different assessment tools out there to determine where your employee is at in different skill-sets, personality traits and preferences. However for coaching purposes, one tool that is extremely helpful is the Conscious Competence Model.

This article will give you a quick and dirty rundown of what this model is, and tips on how you as a manager can get the best out of your employees if you meet them where they are and support them accordingly.

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Feeling Stagnant in your Career? Try this one Simple Technique

If you haven’t heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping), then I’m sure you will. EFT has become a popular topic and tool used for self-care with remarkable reported benefits. However, more recent exploration and discussion of this topic raises the question: How can this technique help one to become a stronger performer and leader?

In my practice, I have leveraged EFT tapping as a tool to further the progress my clients have experienced. This method is effective because we have many blockers that interrupt us from being our best selves. For example, if you know much about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, the main healing journey involves removing blockages around the energy meridians in the body. Similarly, our thoughts engage in blockages, where predispositions or the wiring of our brains lead us to think and feel a certain way. The only way to get past these blockages is to explore, and re-route them.

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What’s all the Hype about Executive Coaching Anyway?

Well, here’s the thing. Throughout my years as an HR professional, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have seen capable managers who get into their own heads. We all do it, we second guess ourselves and carry baggage with us such as feedback we have gotten from past managers, friends and even family. We all have sensitivities, insecurities, and what results is the “uncertainty dance”. We get in our own heads and think we know the next leadership move then, in an instant, we don’t. Continue reading “What’s all the Hype about Executive Coaching Anyway?”