Barbara's Blog

Why You Should Be "Going Back To School" Too

Posted on 8/28/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

Great leaders are also great learners. Why you should be a learner too and some ideas on how to be one.

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Why Leaders Fail - Reason #4, Lack of Self Knowledge

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding executive coaching

Lack of Self Knowledge is a key reason of leader failure. It is imperative to know oneself well - and to be diligently building more productive behaviors and interactions.

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Let It Go!

Posted on 7/9/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

We waste too much energy on things we cannot control. Decide what you can control and/or influence to be more productive and happier with more energy for what really matters.

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Why Leaders Fail Reason #2 - Failure to Adapt

Posted on 6/24/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

Adapting involves becoming attuned to the differences in your new environment and responding appropriately. Become attuned by observing cultural context, communication and collaboration styles and what is changing.

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Get Ready for the Graduates + Advice for the Graduate

Posted on 6/5/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

Start a new graduate hire on the path to success - and gain an effective employee who contributes to the team. In addition to ideas for you, share the advice on working life with the grad. You will both be glad you did.

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Setting Yourself Up for Success Why Leaders Fail -Reason #1 Misaligned Expectations

Posted on 4/16/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

Avoid becoming one of the dismal statistics on new leaders. Start by ensuring that expectations are aligned.

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Make a Decision. Please!

Posted on 4/2/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Decision Making

Leadership requires effective decision making. Learn the five steps to improving the quality and effectiveness of your decisions.

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The Secret to Spending Time on the Right Priorities

Posted on 3/20/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching

Spending time on the right priorities is a hard won skill. Use these three tips to accelerate your skill in defining priorities so you spend time on the right ones.

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Uncertainty - Tame the Beast

Posted on 7/7/2012 by Barbara Blake in leadership

Uncertainty brings out the beast in all of us. Tame the beast with these 7 steps.

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The Power of Small Gestures

Posted on 7/25/2011 by Barbara Blake in leadership

Let the people around you know that you appreciate them. Such heartfelt gestures have lasting impact and speak volumes about your leadership.

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