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Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

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As business leaders we often find ourselves in the position to give and receive constructive feedback. Rarely are we taught how to have these critical conversations in a way that gives us the results we want. Feedback is a gift we are giving or receiving IF the communication is productive and based on wanting the […]

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Why is Delegation So Hard?

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How your DISC behavior profile may be a factor At a recent leadership training session, the management team brainstormed ways that their DISC profile might contribute to a leader’s challenges with delegation. For those of you not familiar with DISC, it’s a behavioral profile tool used by thousands of organizations across the world to improve […]

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Six Fundamentals to Adopt a Coaching Mindset

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic Executive Tips Grow Your Business Team Building

Often young leaders who are transitioning from a manager mindset to a coaching mindset ask for support on how to work more effectively with the employees they supervise. Young leaders want to be taught the exact steps of what they need to do to coach their employees toward better performance. While there are many management […]

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Five Signs You May Need an Alternative Course of Action

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Recently I had a business leader ask me, “When should I listen to my gut instinct and decide on an alternative course of action vs continue down the road I’m on and give my decision more time?” This question is a common one for leaders, when to turn back vs keep going? I pondered his […]

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leadership coaching

Change Management- How to Break Through Group Inertia

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Inertia is the tendency of an object to resist change and stay in its current state of motion.  There are formulary solutions that mathematically calculate the amount of force needed for an object to break away from its current trajectory. You don’t have to be a physics scientist, calculating this formula to understand the challenges […]

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leadership coaching

Four Tips for Leaders to Embrace the Creative Process

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Leaders are often asked to create something new. The pressure we place on ourselves to do it “fast” and “right” can be intimidating and stressful. Recently, a leader posted on social media that her thoughts were “all scrambled” when she was trying to create a new work product and she was struggling with self-critical thoughts […]

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