Executive Coaching Tips for Dealing With Negative Criticism

Some executive coaching clients have a difficult time dealing with negative criticism. This is an important skill to learn because it’s not only part of human nature, but as an executive, the more exposure and visibility you get, the more criticism will flow your way.  As difficult as it can be to handle negative criticism, you can turn it into a benefit if you understand how to manage it effectively and in a more positive way. Here are 5 executive coaching tips to help you handle negative … [Read more...]

Executive Coaching Tips for Improving Leadership Skills

Skill as a leader is not an inborn, accidental trait. Great leaders may make it seem easy to lead, but behind their polish is conscious effort to be better guides and serve as an example for their teams.  Toward that end, here are four executive coaching tips for improving your leadership skills. Maintain A Positive Attitude The power of positive thinking may seem like feel-good philosophy to some, but a positive attitude has power in more ways than one.  It helps you to provide your … [Read more...]

Trying To Please Everybody

Are you a people pleaser?  Do you absolutely hate the idea of anyone being unhappy, dissatisfied, or angry at you for any reason?  Is it hard for you to make a decision and take an action when you know it will make someone feel disappointed or mad?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, or even if you answered “sort of” to any of these questions, you are probably trapped in the destructive world of trying to please everybody. This is especially problematic if you are an executive … [Read more...]

Executive Coaching & Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is more important than ever for executive leaders.  At a time when the business world seems to be increasingly turbulent and cutthroat, doing good work and keeping top talent depend on emotionally aware leadership teams. Talent hits the door while results slump in workplaces devoid of emotional leadership, putting hard numbers around "soft" business practices.  By understanding all of the places having emotional intelligence counts in business, it can take its rightful … [Read more...]

Executive Coaching Tips To Move Ahead And Get Promoted

Moving up in your professional or executive career involves more than just doing your job well.  It's almost like playing a game; figure out the right moves and you'll win every time.  Getting promoted doesn't really have to do with luck.  Fortunately in this game, there are several options at your disposal.  If you follow some general executive coaching guidelines, you'll be making the right impressions with the right people. Take a look around you. Who are the walking success stories and … [Read more...]

3 Keys For Executive Career Development

Fifty years ago, executives entering the work force did not have to think much about their career development. All they had to was land a job and do the work adequately in order to stay with the company for their entire career and gradually climb up the corporate ladder. Those days are long gone, though, so you must take a more active role in your executive career development. It is up to you to keep your career on track and keep yourself up to date and valuable to your employer. There are … [Read more...]

Executive Coaching & Office Politics

Regardless of the company that you work for, one of the challenges that many executive coaching clients face is dealing with office politics.  The overall atmosphere and level of politics can vary greatly.  As an executive, it's crucial to know how to survive and even thrive regardless of the office politic dynamics in your company.  The good news is there are ways to work around it and to even make it work for you.  So before you allow it to frustrate you, take a step back and think about what … [Read more...]

Increasing Employee Motivation Through Executive Coaching

Increasing employee motivation in the workplace is critical to the success of any business. Some employees may start out highly motivated and slowly "cool off" over time. Others may start out a bit rough and simply not be improving quickly enough. Either way, lack of motivation can cost a great deal over the long term in both revenue and productivity. There are several things that executives can do to make increasing employee motivation easier. The first is to make employees feel important. … [Read more...]

Focus With Flexibility In Executive Coaching

One of the key ideas in executive coaching is that in order to achieve, you not only need to set goals, you need to have the focus and discipline to work at them. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, saying that you want to lose fifteen pounds is not enough. You need to exercise almost daily and eat a healthy and balanced diet in order to make progress. However, being focused all the time can actually hinder you. The problem is that when you remain focused, it is easy to miss … [Read more...]

The Power of Integrity for Executives

Executives hear the word "integrity" quite a bit. The car dealer down the street claims to operate with integrity, the online retailer says they will handle your personal information with integrity, or the person you are interviewing for a job says that integrity is their greatest strength.  But what, exactly, does integrity mean?  And why is it so important in executive coaching, in business and in life? What does integrity mean? The definition of integrity according to the Encarta … [Read more...]

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