employee development & coaching

7 Powerful Results of Nuturing Innovation

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Dr. Evans Baiya, HR.com, November 2020

In my work, I hear a lot of reasons why people don't engage in innovation: "That's not part of my job description." "I'm not and idea person." "Innovation doesn't really apply to my industry." "We don't need innovation right now. Our company is doing just fine." "Our workforce is already well trained." "The CEO is the one who comes up with new ideas.

How Collaboration is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Imagine you’ve just settled into your office for the morning, coffee in hand, desktop firing up, when two employees blow through the door. Each has a strong, yet opposing, viewpoint about the next steps for a project. And before you know it, you are drawn into playing referee or decision-maker.

Communications Checklist For Virtual Leaders

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Dr. Lisa Aldisert, Hr.com, September 2020

An opportunity for leaders to sharpen the saw and up their game.

Virtual leadership is now an essential skill as a result of living through the pandemic. Recent announcements by large tech companies such as Google and Salesforce.com that they expect their employees to work remotely until next summer are harbingers of what we can expect in the near term. Read more.

Moving From Corrector to Coach – A Life-Changing Breakthrough

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By Steve Van Remortel,

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within." - Bob Nelson

This quote by Bob Nelson captures the essence of one of the greatest breakthroughs that I see in leaders as they develop. That breakthrough is when a leader (in a business or at home) moves from being a corrector to a coach.

What Are You Missing When You’re Paying Attention?

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Recently I came across a familiar video I had not seen in a while. It has two teams, one in black shirts and the other in white shirts, passing basketballs to each other. As you watch it, you are asked to count the number of passes. Sounds easy, right? If you want to watch the original video, go here.

Using Assessments to Motivate Your Sales Team

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By Holly Mitchell

When I owned my small business in Boise, Idaho, I decided to run an incentive program amongst my sales team to help them be more goal oriented and to drive sales. I told them that the first person to reach sales of $25,000 for the month would be celebrated with a spa day provided by the company. I encouraged the team members to text the group every time they made a big sale, in the hopes of motivating everyone to compete.

How to Define Success in Any Job

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By Ron Price

In my own experience as an executive, I sought to put as much power as possible into hands of those I supervised. I wanted them to “own” their jobs and to always know how to accurately evaluate their performance. Once I retired from corporate management and started supporting other leaders, I discovered they are equally interested in providing clarity to their subordinates and nurturing a higher level of accountability. This led to formalizing a process for defining and measuring executive performance.

Acres of Diamonds at Work

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By Ron Price

There is an old story about a fellow in the ancient world, who upon learning about diamonds, sold his successful farm and spent his fortune traveling the world in search of the gems. Several years after he died, having never found the diamonds he sought, others discovered the largest diamond mine ever found—on the farm he had sold to begin his quest.

Employee Development & Coaching: Helping Your Employees Reach Their Potential

As a leader, your job is to help others recognize their natural talents and develop those into strengths, while acknowledging and neutralizing their weaknesses. In this short video, TCL faculty member Ryan Lisk talks about where a person is today and where they want to be in the future.

6 Reasons You Need a Coach

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by Whit Mitchell

Ask any top athlete—or a top performer in any field for that matter—and they will tell you that they couldn’t have reached their peak without a coach. Whether the relationship is formal or casual, people who accomplish great things typically have someone in their corner who helped them get there.

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