Setting the foundation for a successful coaching relationship

I recently asked a coaching client whether or not their coach helped grow their business. Their answer surprised me a little. “No, I grew my business” they replied matter-of-factly. After further reflection and discussion with the client, I soon realized that this was the work of a great coach…

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative.

Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business

Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being respectful to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath.

How to disagree productively and find common ground

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree — on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other.

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Five Ways To Retrain Your Brain From ‘Me-Thinking’ To ‘You-Thinking’

While we live in a world of constant change, some things really don’t change at all. One of those things is our desire as a species to seek improvement. We want to get better at our jobs, build better companies, and create more meaningful relationships.

How to find the person who can help you get ahead of work

The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth.

The four-part test of a high-trust culture

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with clients lately about how to create a culture of trust. Here’s a four-part “test” to see how well you’re doing on that front.

The One Thing Great Leaders Never Do!

The ever-increasing presence of knowledge workers (people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does) presents challenges to modern-day leaders that their counterparts in years gone by were not called to address.