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It’s Not Lonely at the Top: It’s a Pressure Cooker

Here are some ways to turn down the heat My client, Rob, was very pleased with his new position at a large health care organization. It was a “skip” promotion in recognition of his leadership capabilities, his reputation as a nationally recognized expert in his field as well as a number of organizational changes. In his … Continue reading It’s Not Lonely at the Top: It’s a Pressure Cooker MORE >

In Defense of Laziness

Yikes, it’s August! Two-thirds of the summer is over. And as everyone knows, even if you don’t celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the new year begins in September. September – when we all go back to school – make resolutions, get focused, go to work and gear up for the fourth quarter. But it’s not September yet … Continue reading In Defense of Laziness MORE >

Difficult Relationships at Work – Don’t Get Caught in the Personality Trap

“He is so difficult – impossible to work with.” “She is so perfectionistic – there is no pleasing her.” “I have two SVPs who simply can’t get along.” “He has such a bad attitude – negative about everything.” “Those folks in IT/Procurement/Contracting [name the department] are just difficult/lazy [name the character defect].” “She undermines every … Continue reading Difficult Relationships at Work – Don’t Get Caught in the Personality Trap MORE >

Not so Fast – Don’t Hire that Executive Coach (…Yet)

This may sound strange coming from someone who coaches many executives and it’s true that some of my best clients begin by telling me that they want executive coaching for one of their senior leaders. But before I start talking about a contract, my first response to such a request is to ask why. The … Continue reading Not so Fast – Don’t Hire that Executive Coach (…Yet) MORE >

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