Tag: Leadership

The Ultimate Question At The Heart Of All of Coach It Out’s Work: What Is Leadership?

Leadership is so many things. There are so many facets to it, examples of it, and sources for it.

To be clear: Leadership is not solely limited to someone in a position of power.

Leaders traditionally might have been seen as those that take, dole out, and build their power. But leadership is the opposite. It is not about taking, it’s about giving. That old-school way of thinking will not do in a world such as ours, which is changing…


Not Learning Someone’s True Needs Can Lead To Their Energy Being Sapped

To those in charge of hiring, leading, and developing new talent in his or her organization: make sure you’re cognizant of all your new hire’s needs.

There are the traditional tools, resources, and guidance related to the job that new hires need. But, there is another component that is equally, if not more, important than any of that aforementioned assistance–and that is the need to reconcile the position and duties to that person’s energy. Yes, energy. “Energy” here means their drive, goals, and…


How Long Do You Wait Before You Admit Something Isn’t Working Out?

It’s amazing what connotations the phrases “Flip Flop” or “Flip Flopper” have nowadays.  Depending on what side of the issue one stands of which the “perpetrating” Flip Flopper is being accused of Flip Flopping, various opinions can be offered regarding the “perp.”

For instance, perceptions can emerge that the person didn’t have enough conviction to stick to their initial stance, that the person can be too easily swayed, or that he or she is doing so solely to…


Do Your Best To Provide Fresh Perspective And Break The Cycle In Your Environments

Whether you are entering a new endeavor or navigating your established workplace, be aware of and try to resist falling into the quick sand of environments which are perpetuated by using the same approach without any adjustment in course or method.

Because they don’t adjust, these environments tend to miss out on and lack the results that could be possible for all stakeholders and parties involved because they address issues the way they’ve always been addressed.

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Another Instance Where A Leader Lacks Leadership “Muscle”

Racial tensions have grown in the United States at an alarming and seemingly exponential rate in the last year. Stories have continued to reach the headlines on a regular basis with the tension and public outcry the same but with a different locations as the backdrop.

The irony in one particular story in this turbulent year, from the University of Missouri protests, is striking as the media professor reported on in the story threatened the…media…


What People Teach Us: Bernie Sanders – A Sip of Refreshing Leadership In The Lion’s Den

Politics aside, it’s refreshing to hear requests from our politicians that are more the exception than the regular rule and rigmarole.

Too often we have leaders that push their agendas. And they should do so as that’s what they get elected to do. That’s understood.

“Political posturing–it’s a confusing game of Battleship when it should be a strategic conversation of reasonable requests.”

But they approach it from the standpoint of holding firm their position based on what they, their party…


Now That You’ve Graduated, How Are You Going to Strategize Your Steps?

This is a message to all those newly minted college graduates, whether they are first-time graduates who are ready to begin their career or graduate students ready to tackle the world again with education-refreshed eyes:

“Every day is an opportunity to execute tactic and strategy, no matter how big or small your actions are in scale.”

Below are some thoughts to consider in your strategic approach as you tackle the world in both your workplace and…


Just Do It! What is it that Nike really wanted us to do?

“Just Do It” has been seared in our minds, hearts, tracks and fields for decades. I myself grew up seeing this catchphrase and thought of it something completely different than what I see and feel in, and interpret from, it now.

What did I think of in my youth when I began noticing Nike’s call-to-arms slogan?  Nothing, really. Nike wanted us to go for it.  That’s all I took from it. That and…


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