Barbara's Blog

Make Room for Failure

Posted on 10/30/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

We can't be successful at everything we try. The real benefit is what we learn in the trying.

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What's Your Number?

Posted on 9/25/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching

First step in becoming a leader is self knowledge. How often do you reflect on your values and how you are living them each day? How much time each week are you willing to deliberately work on your leadership?

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Motivating in the 21st Century

Posted on 7/30/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching

Motivating your team requires a different approach. It starts with understanding what uniquely motivates each team member.

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Communication Disconnects: Where Managing and Leading Meet

Posted on 6/13/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching communication

There is more to setting expectations than telling. Commitment and motivation are essential as well. Learn how to be more effective where managing and leading intersect.

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How to Get Over, Around or Through Your Wall

Posted on 4/30/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

We all hiyt a wall where our enthusiasm and productivity stumble. Try these six ways to get re-energized.

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Your Team Aren't Mind Readers - Speak Up, Be Clear With Your Expectations

Posted on 4/1/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching

Setting Expectations is a key skill many leaders do not do well because the leader has not thought through what they really need done. Following a Clarifications Playlist and the Five-Step process will bring your expectations setting to a higher level.

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The Office Eeyore

Posted on 3/3/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching communication

Are you the Office Eeyore? Our best intentions as a leader can backfire. What you think as helpful may actually be spreading negativity. Fortunately one small change in your behavior can have a significant impact.

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Collaboration Tony Bennett Style

Posted on 1/21/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching

Collaboration doesn't happen often in business for two reasons. Collaboration is often mistaken for cooperation. It is also more risky. Learn how to build your collaborative competence using Tony Bennett as a model.

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Resolutions!

Posted on 1/7/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

Want to keep those resolutions? The traditional way is so 2013. It's a New Year. Take a New Approach that will get results.

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A Fresh Look at Performance Reviews

Posted on 12/9/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

Looking at performance reviews through a different lens can bring a fresh perspective to the process and its impact.

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