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One. Simple. Thing

Posted on 12/19/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership coaching

Keeping things simple takes a imagination and effort. As you make your resolutions for 2017, keep them simple. Simple keeps you focused and helps you achieve amazing results.

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Say No to NICE and Yes to KIND

Posted on 3/29/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership leadership development leadership coaching giving feedback

When giving feedback, the best leaders take themselves out of the equation and focus on their team. By doing this the leader avoids being NICE (ineffective) and instead is KIND, telling the truth and helping the individual find a way to act differently.

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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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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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The Case for Paying Attention to Your Weaknesses

Posted on 3/29/2015 by Barbara Blake in executive coaching leadership development leadership coaching

There are tangible benefits to examining your weakness and assessing what makes sense for investing in moving the needle from weakness to strength.

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