Thoughts And Observations

 

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…
Changing Habits and Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing

Changing Habits and Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing

  “People are usually more convinced by reasons they discover themselves, than by those found by others.” Blaise Pascal   When it comes to changing habits and behaviors, there is no easy formula for success. Whether someone is trying to manage their weight, quit smoking, or overcome an addiction, simply “knowing” what changes they need…
Change: The Needed Alternative

Change: The Needed Alternative

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster” Elon Musk   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele We are well into 2018, working our Vision, Outcomes and Goals. It is important that we review those goals and make sure our activities and behaviors are in alignment. As professionals,…
Does Integrity Matter?

Does Integrity Matter?

The other day, I was scrolling through the Internet and it seemed like the word of the day was “integrity.” Numerous companies, agencies and consultants were touting their integrity as part of their value to customers and clients. And, while integrity is great, I can’t help but wonder why a company would feel the need…