Blog on coaching

August 10, 2016

Set High Standards

People are rational and people are emotional. Even the most rational among us are more emotional than rational. Do you agree with that? I am very sure of it. I believe that while we are all rational in our basic makeup, we are governed even more by emotion. I acknowledge […]
July 27, 2016

A Colleague’s Expression is More Important than His Title.

What does air cover mean, in a management sense?  You have some idea? Would your boss provide air cover for you if he did not care about you?  Why would a boss give air cover? Does your boss provide air cover for the team? My connotation of air cover, what […]
July 13, 2016
PPFE

Positive, Productive, Fresh, and, Enthusiastic

Positive, Productive, Fresh, and, Enthusiastic; hereafter to be referenced as PPFE, is much on my mind lately as several of my prior colleagues handle a recent notification from their employer.  Each received a letter formally alerting them to a business dynamic which will eliminate their positions; a letter expected, yet […]
June 28, 2016

I’m Putting You In Charge Of

“I’m putting you in charge of the kitchen tonight”, spoken in a gentle voice, is what my wife will sometimes say as she is serving me a lovely dinner.  Beats the hell out of “Do the dishes and make sure you wipe the counters and stove.” Would terminology like that […]
June 13, 2016

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail Bosses love subordinates who have a plan.  Telling your boss a plan you’ve developed against a priority really makes you stand out. That does not just happen.  You have to plan that. Professional credentials- some title starting with “Certified”-getting those credentials typically requires some […]
May 24, 2016

Train Your Brain

Train your Brain.   What would your critics say about you? Would you be comfortable hearing what others consider your challenges?  Would you be surprised by how they describe your performance? How about your strengths?  What would others say are your strengths? Your vocabulary, what comes out of your own […]
May 16, 2016

It Takes an Orchestra to Play a Symphony

My wife and I went to see the Navy band on Friday night at a local high school. Lots of John Philip Sousa. The brass section competing with the flutes and piccolos and of course the clarinets playing their own part. They sounded great together.  They were so in sync. […]
May 9, 2016

Mind The Storefront

Mind The Storefront Most people you meet in everyday life don’t get to know you particularly well.  Most folks with whom you come into contact have your storefront to go on.  Their impression is also impacted by your title or your company, maybe a comment they’ve heard about you.  These […]
May 2, 2016

Believe in Others

Believe in Others. Scenario 1:  You are 13 years old, standing in the batter’s box and you have two strikes on you.  Ouch! You look to the 3rd base coach for any signs, even though batters don’t’ get signs with two strikes.  Just isn’t done!  Two strikes is trouble time. […]
April 25, 2016

Frequently Wrong, But Never in Doubt

    Frequently Wrong, But Never in Doubt I am going to walk through two basic elements to ensure that is not you. What you learn and then how you relate. How you listen and how you process. Dylan has lyrics that have to do with not criticizing what you […]