I recently read that only 44% of businesses survive the first 5 years! That gives D&A a great reason to celebrate in 2019 – our 30th year. I didn’t think running my own business was a good fit for me…. Read More
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How does one go about building an adaptive firm? Increase the Visibility of Opportunity This can be accomplished through careful job design. Work should have defined objectives for which people will be responsible. Each organizational level should be kept… Read More
Many professionals use the terms “Coach” and “Consultant” interchangeably, I don’t. So I always pause before I answer when someone asks me if I’m a Coach. People aren’t all that interested in what I think the difference is; they just want to know if I can help them. Definitions of Coaching and Consulting aren’t really set in stone. In fact, in the corporate environment thy often overlap. The difference however is significant and important to understand. Once I learn more about what a potential client is seeking, we can then determine if it makes sense to move forward and work together.
I’m delighted that these folks want to engage my services. They want to achieve their goals. They just don’t want to simply engagement my services …. they want our work together to be fast, pain free, easy, inexpensive and brilliant.
With the pressures and constraints the boss is working with in our ‘get done more with less’ workplace, workers need to work together with their boss, not simply for their boss.
How can you maintain and foster a healthy workplace for your employees in today’s world of a two second focus?
“Good advice often grates on the ear;” so goes a Buddhist maxim. What kind of consultant, trainer, coach, or facilitator do you want?
How do you get people to ask for help? I know that it is hard to ask for help in an environment that expects and sometimes demands self-sufficiency. A request for support can make people to feel ashamed, fear the loss of control, and worry that they will appear “less than” in the eyes of those who matter. And often those that matter are the same ones that hold the keys to the next promotion.
Fall is traditionally the ‘back-to-school’ season with new clothes, fresh folders, and a clean start to the academic year. You may not still be in school but you might be thinking about changes you hope, want, and might need to make professionally.