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Qualities of Leadership: As A Man Thinketh – Chapter 2

In a previous post I talked about Chapter 1 of As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen. For this entry I want to focus on Chapter 2, Effect of Thought on Circumstances....

Qualities of Leadership: As A Man Thinketh – Chapter 1

In a previous post I introduced the book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen, as a book that could be interpreted as an introduction to effective leadership. For this post I...

Qualities of Leadership: As A Man Thinketh Introduction

As I was a young man, my mother introduced me to a little book titled As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen. It has become a favorite in my life and is...

Do You Spend 80% Of Your Time Communicating?

One of the most important skills a leader can possess is the skill of communication. Not just the ability to communicate, but to do so effectively and towards specific outcomes. The demands...

Importance Of A Coach: A Personal Experience

Earlier this year one of my friends was trying to convince me to compete in a triathlon. I began to think to myself that I need to try something different and to...

When Team Reorganization Doesn’t Work

Recently, I spent a wonderful day teaching team concepts to individuals from various teams for an organization on the East Coast of the US. During our group discussions, one participant shared that...

Do You Have A Survival Strategy? The Ice Cream Man Doesn’t

Ah, there is nothing like enjoying a cold ice cream bar on a hot summer day. One recent sunny day, I was sitting outside my home and could hear a faint musical...

Which Comes First Coaching or the Need for Coaching? Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of "Which Comes First, Coaching or the Need for Coaching?" it was discussed that most coaches wait for the need for coaching, rather than proactively coaching,...

Which Comes First, Coaching or the Need for Coaching? Part 2

"What comes first, coaching or the need to coach?" This is a very interesting question and one that has been asked before in CMOE's Coaching Skills Workshops. If this question is one...

Which Comes First, Coaching or the Need for Coaching? Part 1

The unanswered question of all time is, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" While an answer to this question has yet to be determined, I will attempt to answer a...