Tag: coaching

Weekend Easy Reading – Healthy Quote from the New York Times

Good article in The New York Times: “A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health” If you are too busy to read it in full, here are the skills one must learn, and practice each day: ■ Recognize a positive event each day. ■ Savor that event and log it in a journal or […]

Negotiate Out of Anything

Negotiate Out of Anything Negotiation Skills Help With Police

Ever realized that negotiations play a major role in your life? What to eat for breakfast, where to go for vacation and how to get a discount, as well as your starting salary, your promotion, and eventually your severance package – those are but a minor sample of the items that you have to negotiate […]

What Makes Life Worthwhile? Good People Made Better

What Makes Life Worthwhile? Good People Made Better What Makes Life Worthwhile

Once in a while you get news that makes your life worthwhile. Last week a colleague sent me a text with the phone number of a former client: “He wants to speak with you.” I called the new mobile number right away and learned that Vlad has been promoted to the top position at an […]

Coaching Ourselves May Be the Way Forward

Coaching Ourselves May Be the Way Forward CoachingOurselves.com

I attended an interesting webinar – “Peer-Coaching Groups with CoachingOurselves: A modern approach to developing leaders.” Peer coaching with professional facilitation is an interesting concept. Although I did not hear Henry Mintzberg ever mentioning this, but it reminds me of the Quality Circles. They were popular in Japan in 1950s-1960s, made popular in the West […]

17 Points of Effective Presentation: Delivery

17 Points of Effective Presentation: Delivery Effective Presentation

  This is the sequel to “7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides.” Last week, we started work on a presentation with a client. We identified 7 important areas for improvement, and the client created a very effective slide stack as a result of our effort. However, the delivery of the material is equally […]

7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides

7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides presentation

I am going through a “killer presentation” sent over by a client, and I am excited…. I am excited because I see that we have a good topic for a successful coaching session:  it will bring immediate result. Actually, I see two successful sessions coming, because every presentation is built on two pillars: the slide […]

The One Thing That Determines Success

The One Thing That Determines Success

What is the one thing that determines your success? Google for it, and the top answers will probably be: positive attitude, action, discipline, followed by “trust”, “leadership”, “networking”, “team”,” good timing”, “determination” …  and many other good words. Do you see a profound gap here, both on the individual and on the organizational level?  

How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth)

How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth) lie

Let’s face it: we live in the world of lies. We are telling lies and are being blatantly lied to every day, 24/7. That’s exactly why my initial statement may have surprised you – at first: because we are all used to lies. Not you? How about these: “Guys, I know you work hard.” “No, […]

3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency

3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency personal efficiency

There is a phenomenon known as “induced demand.” For example, if you have a congested road network, widening highways will not ease congestion sustainably; often the congestion gets worse, because of the “induced traffic.” You may have experienced this phenomenon yourself: you have already reduced your sleep time, your TV time, your “quality family time” […]

Michael Schumacher’s Secret of Success in the Fast Lane

Michael Schumacher’s Secret of Success in the Fast Lane

If you want to be successful, learn from people who have reached great success before you: this is more efficient than going by trial and error. And there’s always a lot to learn from a successful person.