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CEO Coaching: How Do I Refer My Boss to a Coach?

One statement I’ve heard too many times over the years is, “I wish my boss would talk to you/read your stuff/get a coach.” In truth, many organizations don’t foster honest conversations, nor do they use any type of 360-degree feedback process. So many senior executives breathe their own exhaust, believing they lead and manage effectively […]

What’s Next?

My friend, Paul, called the other day to trade thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic was affecting the business world. While still deep into the crisis, he was thinking about the future of a company where he’s a board member and asking, “What happens on the other side?” Great question! Is it too early to […]

CEO Coaching: Sharing Joy

If you lead an organization and can experience joy alone, without your team, you’re not a leader — you’re a selfish boor. I don’t mean you need others’ accolades to feel successful; that’s just low self-esteem. Rather, I mean that real leaders feel the most joy when they can celebrate and share the rewards of […]

What Is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is about setting objectives, questioning, listening, prodding, a little bit of ass kicking, rewarding and supporting. Any other questions? OK, for those who want more detail, let’s explore this for a minute. You can’t throw a rock in a crowd without hitting a few executive coaches. Some are wise old business veterans, and […]

Looking for Hills to Climb

Boulder, Colo., is a great place to ride a bike. It has an extremely active cycling community, from world-class on down. We’re blessed with country roads, creeks and hills. When I say hills, I mean everything from gentle 2 percent grades up to lung-busting, lunch-losing 15 percent grades that would make a blood-doping cheater with […]