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Category: coaching employees

Feedforward – stay future-focused when offering feedback

Giving negative feedback to employees is one of the hardest things that leaders have to do, so I often offer up how-to tips and ideas on the blog. One of my (many) past suggestions has been to stay future-focused in

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Why CEOs should not take a vacation

My latest Leadership Lab column for The Globe & Mail is up in cyberspace! Why CEOs should not take a vacation Executive coaches often encourage CEOs in growing organizations to work “on” their business instead of “in” their business. So

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Developing people requires adaptability in your leadership style

As regular readers of the blog know, I am a huge fan of metaphors. My most well-known metaphor of course is the title of one of my most requested keynotes (and my first book) – Why Does the Lobster Cast

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Five things every leader should know about giving negative feedback

If you’re in a position of formal leadership, then it’s your job to offer feedback, both positive and negative, to your staff. The positive feedback is easy – it’s the thank you’s, the pats of the back, the kudos to

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Positive role models exist everywhere!

A couple of years ago, I posted a video on the blog under the title of You are a role model. The video had a lot of great messages in it, but more than anything else, it illustrated something that

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Overcoming reverse delegation

My latest contribution as a member of ProfitGuide.com’s panel of business experts launched into cyberspace this morning. Frequent readers of the blog will recall that since May, I have been writing regular columns for the online version of Profit Magazine.

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