Executive Coaching

What is One Way You Can Challenge People to Try Out New and Innovative Ways to Do Their Work?

When a direct report walks into your office with an issue, challenge or answer they need, what do you do? Do you give them the solution to the challenge, and answer to their problem? Then, is the next thing you do is complain because you can’t find the time to…

How Does One “Challenge the Process?”

Kouzes & Posner break down Challenge the process in this way. Leaders who make extraordinary things happen in organizations “search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve” and “experiment and take risks by consistently generating small wins and learning from experience”. I…

What Does It Mean to Speak with Genuine Conviction About the Higher Meaning and Purpose of Our Work?

 This is the sixth and final vlog on Kouzes and Posner’s second practice of the five practices of exemplary leadership from their book The Leadership Challenge.  We are talking about vision. We are talking about where we want to take our organizations, what the is vision of the work that…

Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish?

Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish? In this week’s Vlog post I explore how Vision is about the big picture. We start with the big picture and from there start developing how we get there, but we need to start with looking forward and upward.…

How Are You Enlisting Others in Your Vision?

Kouzes & Posner in their work “The Leadership Challenge” state that “Visions are images in the mind; they are impressions and representations.” As leaders we need to present our vision in ways that our direct reports and others can grasp it, to “draw on that very natural mental process of…