Barbara's Blog

Reframe "Fake it until you make it" Advice for Better Results

Posted on 10/26/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

Too often people resist trying new behaviors because it feels inauthentic, not them. The advice "fake it until you make it" feeds the sense of inauthenticity. Reframing the advice to a more positive perspective increases the rate of success in making a habit of new behaviors.

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The General Theory of Outcomes

Posted on 9/28/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

The General Theory of Outcomes describes a method to achieve more productive outcomes from interactions with colleagues and staff. It is a simple formula for leadership excellence.

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Win Gold in the 5 Key Roles for Team Effectiveness

Posted on 8/26/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

Many leaders overlook the critical roles they can and should play in teams. The ability to act in the five roles will spur better decision making, problem solving and better leadership.

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Making It Stick - How to Increase the Odds of Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level

Posted on 7/21/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

How to help a new behavior become a habit is an issue everyone faces. Defy the forces of nature and environment with these tips.

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Managing the Dark Side

Posted on 6/1/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching executive presence

When a leader has a bad day, the whole organization suffers. Managing your dark side better with these five tips.

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Leading From the Side

Posted on 4/29/2016 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching leadership development

There are situations that call for a different leadership approach, leading from the side. Being visible and trusting your team to do the job. It empowers your team and gets 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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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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