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5 Key Roles Of A Business Mentor

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board | Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Free Leadership Article Secrets of Successful Business Leaders Key tools and insights from business experts. Drawing on personal experience and a broad knowledge base, the goal of a business mentor is to develop a supportive and encouraging professional relationship with the view to assisting continual growth and development. In identifying a skills gap, mentors are…

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Building a Strong Relationship with an Executive Coach

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board, Executive Coaching, Leadership Consulting | Thursday, April 24th, 2014

At its core, working with an executive coach is just like building any other interpersonal relationship in your life. You need to have trust, reliability and of course, it helps if you just really “click”. In particular, it is important with an executive coach to ensure the chemistry is right and that their background, skills…

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Work Life Balance – A Chimera?

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board, Recapture Your Motivation and Drive | Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Work life balance is an unusual term in many ways. It seems to imply that work and life are on the opposite ends of a tipping scale and that improvements in one must be at the expense of the other. A Harvard Business Review article suggests that you don’t have to make trade-offs among life’s domains. Expert leadership coach Lynn Humphrey considers the concept of work life balance and whether you really can have it all.

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CEO Isolation: Clarity and Confidence Can Come Through Discussion

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board | Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

At times when CEO’s want to improve their leadership performance, most benefit from having a relationship with someone they can use as a sounding board, someone they trust and someone who will be prepared to challenge their thinking when appropriate.

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Flexible Use of Leadership Styles

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Trusted Sounding Board | Monday, November 1st, 2010

The most effective leaders are those who can flexibly use a range of leadership styles when appropriate. Effective leaders are aware that when dealing with different types of people and situations, using only their dominant style may not always get the best results.

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Are You Getting Effective Feedback on Your Leadership Performance?

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Trusted Sounding Board | Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Research shows that self-awareness from a leader is a key factor in their success. Obtaining honest feedback on your own leadership performance is critical to developing this self-awareness, but obtaining that feedback can be a challenge for leaders and those reporting to them.

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CEO Isolation: Leaders Benefit From Having Support

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board | Thursday, September 16th, 2010

When CEOs are leading significant change, transition or improvement in their business, isolation can be detrimental to their leadership performance. Leading a business during this period is more challenging and stressful than at any other time.

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Stress Management For Leaders – The Cause & The Solution

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board, Recapture Your Motivation and Drive | Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Professional advice on effective stress management for leaders, from Lynn Humphrey, leadership coaching expert at Stepshift.

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