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Fears. We all have them, and whether you have fear of failure, fear of commitment, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of loss, fear of some combination of the aforementioned items, or a fear of something else entirely –  the unavoidable fact, is that every one of us wrestle with feelings of fear and … more »
Teams abound, from athletic to workplace.  Who makes up a balanced team?  What makes teams strong, competitive and successful?   How can two teams each contain talent, intellect, drive and creativity yet one be less productive than the other? Relying on each other’s strengths and differences is successful for teams.  Written as a fable, The Five … more »
A company is only as strong as its weakest leader – that’s why great organizations invest in leadership development as a business strategy. Leadership influences culture and plays a critical role in your organization’s sustained success. Good leadership drives engagement and motivates employees, which improves performance and increases organizational productivity. But while more companies are … more »
The legacy bug bites each of us at different times.  Legacy means something different to each of us.  To some a legacy is distributing wealth, to others, it’s being a leadership example: making a difference inspiring character in others. It’s the rare self-aware person that determines a legacy early on, sets goals and hits milestones … more »
DiSC: It’s What I Use In my last few posts, I’ve spoken quite a bit about behavior—identifying it, understanding it, changing it. I’ve alluded to the Everything DiSC® Behavioral Assessment* a number of times and have made no secret of my preference for it and use of it with my leadership and behavior coaching clients. … more »
I’m a behavioral coach. I help people understand their own behaviors and how best to adjust those behaviors to have more satisfying and productive interactions with others in their personal and professional circles. A lot of what I teach my clients might seem intuitive, and it is to a degree. There are plenty of books, … more »
In my last post, I suggested some ways to improve your relationships through a better understanding of the most common behavior profiles. But what do you do when you are forced to interact with a real “jerk”? I’m not talking about someone who is having a bad day. Most of us have had moments when … more »
It’s an age-old question. For some, it’s brought on by a natural desire for completion. For example, an introvert seeks someone extroverted, who can perhaps pull him from his shell. Some enjoy the excitement of being with a person who provides the yin to their yang. And the opposite is true—some fear being out of … more »