Thoughts And Observations

 

Self-Esteem In Business

Self-Esteem In Business

Is Self-Esteem Affecting You And Your Team?     By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   I recently read an article that said “Self-esteem is knowing you’re good and wearing it well.” It made me chuckle, but it’s true. When a person’s self-esteem is healthy, they possess a confidence and self-respect that others recognize. From a…
Is Your Corporate Culture Healthy?

Is Your Corporate Culture Healthy?

By Executive Coach Karen Nutter Corporate culture has been a hot topic for several years, and top CEO’s have started investing in measures aimed at attracting and retaining quality employees by offering such things as in-office espresso bars, private chefs, and unlimited vacation time. But, corporate culture is more than just great perks, it is…
If You Want Success, Change Your Mental Habits

If You Want Success, Change Your Mental Habits

By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   Let me ask you something… Do you ever feel tired before you even get out of bed? Have you ever made quick decisions, in business or otherwise, that led to negative consequences? Have you ever gotten upset and said things you regret? Do you ever get nervous when going…
Leadership Starts With Trust

Leadership Starts With Trust

By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele   Take a deep breath, and let your mind go back to your school age years and take a walk down memory lane with me. Think back on all the teachers or coaches from your childhood that stand out in your mind. Who pops into those positive memory banks? Why…
Creating A Civil Team

Creating A Civil Team

In a society full of discord and divisiveness, civility seems to have gone out the window in most areas of life from political offices to workplace water coolers, and even little league fields. Unfortunately, a lack of civility can cause a whole corporation to crash, not to mention an entire country. So, how do we…
Getting Comfortable With Criticism

Getting Comfortable With Criticism

“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter Sometimes it feels like everyone is a critic. Our highly-engaged, social media, instant-response society gives everyone a voice about everything we do, and it can be difficult to take. Add to that…
The 1% Solution: A Simple Improvement Plan

The 1% Solution: A Simple Improvement Plan

By Michael Steele, Corporate Coach   Live, learn, laugh and improve, are the four tenets in which I try to live my life. By living these concepts, I get the most out of each day and I am able to be my best for myself and others. When I think about “learning,” I am not…
Listening To Be Heard: The Lost Art

Listening To Be Heard: The Lost Art

By: Michael Steele, Corporate Coach We all want to be heard as we express our views in both private and public conversation. Yet, we have lost our sense of how important listening is to great conversation, both in public discourse and in business. In this fast paced, multi-tasking, high tech world with less and less…
Making Happiness A Habit

Making Happiness A Habit

Are you happy? Stop reading for a moment and take your happiness temperature – how happy are you on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is Super Happy? Here’s another question – would you say that you are a happy person on a regular basis? Or, do you feel like most people are pretty happy…
How To Overcome Procrastination: A Choice

How To Overcome Procrastination: A Choice

By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele   Have you ever planned an entire morning to work on an important project, write an article, or make 30 outgoing calls to prospects? You have the time blocked out and best of intentions? You look at the clock at noon and realize you have cleaned your desk, dusted your…