Barbara's Blog

What is Your DQ - Delegation Quotient?

Posted on 2/25/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

Delegating is a more complex process than we realize and requires we use many or our leadership competencies. Learn to master the delegation process.

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The Courage to Change the One I Can

Posted on 1/27/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching leadership development

Understanding the reasons we tell stories about how others get in our way leads to a better understanding of self. That knowledge provides the insight into how we must change our own behavior as leaders to be more effective.

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Break The Chain You Forged In Your Work Life

Posted on 12/18/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching leadership development leadership coaching

There is never a bad time to look back at the past, examine the present and build a better future based on what we learn about ourselves.

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Now is the Time to Prep for Performance Reviews

Posted on 11/19/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching communication leadership development leadership coaching

Turn performance reviews into a tool of leadership excellence. Follow the four steps to meaningful and fruitful conversations that develops your team.

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Creating Space for the "E" word

Posted on 10/28/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching executive presence leadership development leadership coaching

Emotions at work make people uncomfortable yet are powerful indicators of opportunities to improve communication, find better solutions and create productive teams. How you manage emotions is key.

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Develop the Generous Spirit of a Leader

Posted on 9/29/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development leadership coaching

A generous spirit acknowledges good ideas and accepts that one doesn't have all the answers. It is the fundamental block of great leadership.

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Design Thinking and Coaching

Posted on 8/28/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development leadership coaching

Design thinking a new trend in managing change is not new to coaching. Successful coaching has used design principles to help clients adapt and develop into more effective leaders.

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Leadership Resume - How Strong Is Yours?

Posted on 7/29/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

Here's a new take on the resume - one that highlights how you moved people forward, not just the business. A leadership resume is a powerful tool to identify gaps and opportunities for growth in one's leadership.

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Raise Your Hand

Posted on 6/30/2015 by Barbara Blake in self coaching executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching leadership development

WE all face setbacks. How we handle the setback can propel us forward.

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To Future Leaders - One Last Assignment Before Leaving Campus

Posted on 5/27/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development leadership coaching

Careers or life generally does not follow a straight line. Develop your guiding principles to help you navigate and handle the zigzags.

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