It’s been said that leaders who radically impact their teams are themselves good coaches. Taking on the mentoring and coaching role often does not come naturally to someone in a leadership position. One technique at the center of executive coaching is the art of asking good questions and/or reframing the response the coachee gives. If […]
Business leaders don’t consciously go about their day specifically trying to build trust. This would be like having ‘building trust’ on your to-do list.
Recently I’ve had clients mention that they may want to start blogging. I wrote this article several years ago and have shared it twice before. But for those just now thinking about blogging, but I am updating it and sharing it again. There are plenty of reasons seasoned professionals should write their own blogs. I’ve […]
The global pandemic has caused everyone to rethink their normal. Finding a new normal has become a worldwide goal. While there is talk of returning to some kind of old normal, I wanted to challenge you with a simple question. Have you found your edge or are you standing at the edge? Let’s tackle the […]
If you start talking about leadership, you may get several different reactions; everything from eye-roll to serious looks. Regardless of the guru you follow or the school where you took leadership training, there is one key question that remains. Will your leadership ability be deep or wide? If you’re thinking about big organizations with high […]
Join me and my close friend, Rick Gillis, as we open the mic to talk job search. We’re hosting a live ZOOM call Monday April 13 (next Monday) 6:00PM CT. https://dougthorpe.us/39QfLS7 Rick and I both worked together during the last financial crisis in 2008-2010. We helped over 4,500 job seekers with powerful ways to create a […]
Lately, I’ve been reminded of a saying I once used to guide my kids. The phrase was ‘come home before dark’. When I was younger, we’d play outside seemingly forever. When we asked to go outside, our parents always said: “Come home before dark.” That was a literal meaning. Once it was dark, if we […]
Leaders need to be cautious about getting too caught up in the excitement of something new. Moving ahead on excitement alone can leave you exposed, just like the Emperor in the fable.
Across the wide spectrum of mindsets you might have when you walk through the door each day, how often does gratitude make it to the front of your list? If you’re like many of the executive leaders out there, you probably aren’t thinking about being thankful on a daily basis. Not everyone thinks gratitude is […]
A confused mind says NO. If you confuse the people around you, the overall performance will be greatly reduced or even eliminated.