Leaders Self-Manage

Self-Management is one of the toughest things I had to learn as a coach. While self-management might sound easy, I can assure you it was a big challenge for me. While coaching someone we work on topics important to my client. Frequently, I have an opinion about the...

Awareness –> Acceptance –> Change

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Brandon Awareness Change starts with awareness. Awareness is the ability to see what is true. In the absence of awareness, how would you know what to change? What...

Nine ladies and a baby

“If one lady can make a baby in nine months, can nine ladies make a baby in one month?” — Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month At the time I read this book, I was working as a project manager. I was splitting people across multiple tasks with the...

Acknowledge their greatness

Yesterday, I talked about being mindful of where you drop anchor. When we anchor someone’s mindset, it is much like anchoring a ship. The person will become attached and stuck to their mindset. When a team loses, I said it’s better to tell them they...