Use your 360 degree feedback wisely

Feedback isn’t a threat – it’s an opportunity for personal improvement and increased organisational trust.  We recently concluded our 360 degree feedback process, which was, like most years, met with mixed reactions. Not surprising though; because receiving feedback is always tricky. As leaders, we often think that we are required to have all the answers. […]

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How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

My coaching clients have hard jobs with big responsibilities that generate lots of stress, and many of their spouses and partners have similarly demanding careers. And yet one of the most challenging experiences in their day doesn’t occur at work, but in the first 15 minutes after they arrive home and greet each other. When that initial personal encounter […]

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Measuring your “soft” side

Just like sales or RoI, it’s essential to measure and track your people skills.  We are generally quite good at measuring sales, profits, return on investment, and other such metrics. But what about interpersonal skills like empathy, teamwork, and relationship-building? All too often, we overlook the crucial “soft” side of leadership in the numbers game. […]

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If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

Despite advances in gender equity, many professionally ambitious women still struggle to find balance between their career and that of their partner. I was at a dinner with eight highly successful professional women recently, ranging in age from 35 to 74. Their stories were typical of research I have been conducting on dual-career couples. One had […]

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