Amazing Relationships Deliver Huge Results: Thirteen Things About Amazing Coaching Relationships

Dylan and Lori win age group 2nd and 1st place, respectively, in the 2014 Austin Distance Challenge. Thanks, Coach!

I was at lunch with a friend yesterday, enjoying pizza and a salad at Little Deli sandwich and pizza shop. He asked what a successful coaching relationship looked like.Here you’ll find 13 elements of an amazing coaching relationship, plus four things that just don’t work. Spoiler: even with an amazing coach, successful clients must be […]

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4 Signs Your Team Is Engaged (How To Increase Engagement)

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

There I was at work: a team member said something that sounded like fearful gossip about another team (examples are in headings below). While fear-mongering and gossip does occur in the workplace, there’s a skill in correctly managing these interactions. Sometimes, these are opportunities to discuss concerns that are or could be impacting project success. Team […]

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We Needed A Miracle

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

The lead software developer on my team came by my desk to tell me she needed to tell me something. Her plan was to step into a conference room, apparently due to the sensitive nature of the message. Once in the small room, she broke the news. “We’re screwed. The team and I have discussed […]

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She Was Fired With Severance

When they pay you, take the money!

There I was at work, walking down the hallway to check in with a coworker. Another coworker approached me, moving fast. “That <insert profanity here> just fired me!”* “Whoa!”, I said. “You’re still in the building. Usually you’d be walked out the door if you’d been fired.” “My last day is next Friday.” “Will you […]

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