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9 Executive Coaching Topics and Questions You Should Be Asking 

At the beginning of your partnership with a business coach, you may feel intimidated by the prospect of being vulnerable about your executive career.  For many, having questions already in mind can ease some of the anxiety, giving them a launching-off point for what they would like to talk about both in the short term and ...

The 6 Key Elements of Strategic Thinking Skills

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When you hear the word strategy, what kind of person comes to mind? I always imagine a master chess player for several reasons: They spent years practicing, winning, failing, researching, and reflecting to hone their skills. Each game they played on their journey, whether they emerged the champion or not, was a new opportunity to take risks ...

Small Business Succession Planning: Key Considerations

Small business succession planning is crucial to ensure that your life’s work continues to thrive once you’ve left the helm.  Yet, according to a recent article, an estimated 75-80% of small businesses lack a roadmap for what happens after the current owner is ready to move to the next phase.  4 Key Considerations for Small Business Succession ...

The Diverse, Diplomatic Cross-Cultural Leader

This article on the team leader is part IX of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  As our ability to connect on a global scale continues to skyrocket, the need for people ...
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Strategic Planning for the Upcoming New Year

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Though it’s only October, there’s no denying that the new year is coming swiftly upon us. Soon enough, business owners will be wrapped up in the whirlwind of the holidays. While spending time with loved ones is important, so is strategic planning for next year. Getting a head start on evaluating your business will let ...
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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Business Coach

Are you ready to take the plunge with a professional business coach? Taking the next step can be a big decision, but one that’s worth your time if you’re willing to put in the work. While a professional business coach can help you become a more creative, well-rounded manager, they’re not right for everyone. There are ...
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5 Categories of Leadership Objectives for Goal Setting

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We’ve discussed quite often the necessity of setting clear goals for yourself and for your business. Without goals, it can feel like you’re constantly reacting to situations as they occur, without a clear path for where you’re going next. That’s why major publications, like Entrepreneur, commonly puts out articles about the importance of setting goals and doing ...
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4 Steps for Setting Attainable Leadership Goals

Once you’ve hired a business coach, it’s time to get down to the brass tacks: Setting goals and achieving those goals. It’s not enough to simply state that you’re going to be a better leader. You need to think specific and think within the realm of possibility. Here’s your guide to setting attainable leadership goals ...