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Five Key Ways of Achieving Results via Executive Coaching

As a certified executive coach, naturally often I am asked about how results happen in executive coaching. Andrew Neitlich, Founder & Director of the Centre for Executive Coaching, summed up his perspective by highlighting three ways, and I agree with him on his three points. I will summarize them in this blog, comment briefly from […]

What DO we do about our organizational culture in the midst of this Pandemic?

As a Certified Organizational Culture specialist, I am being asked a lot of questions about organizational culture since the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out. Here are some examples of the questions that are emerging: – How do we maintain our culture with everyone working from home? – Our culture had problems before the Pandemic – is […]

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Demystifying the Role of the Board in Relation to Organizational Culture

“Organizational culture is how things get done around here.” – Deal and Kennedy Organizational culture has been a popular topic for decades. Many now agree that culture is very important, that it can be managed, and that the board needs to be not only informed, but also involved. Where there is less agreement is how […]

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Is your Organization Facing Change Fatigue and/or Employee Burnout?

As an executive coach, and management consultant, I regularly hear about change fatigue and employee burnout. These issues are real, and often take a great toll on people in the organization — and the organization’s ability to be successful. Here are a couple of tips to help with this: – Make a list of all […]

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Time to step up your game? How to hire a coach

Check out this link for my article that was published in Upsize Minnesota in Jan. 2017 about stepping up your game and hiring a coach: . I will welcome your comments! — Karen

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Struggling with Organizational Change? Research Shows an Executive Coach May be the Answer for You

We’ve moved beyond change being a constant in today’s organizations. “Organizational turbulence” has increasingly become part of today’s everyday experience. The negative impact can be significant, e.g., poor performance, difficulty coping with uncertainty, stress, anxiety, longer work weeks, lack of confidence, etc. Many have turned to executive coaching as a way not just to cope, […]

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A “coach approach” to management: What today’s organizations need

A “coach approach” to management is becoming popular in many of today’s organizations, even though it has been around for decades. But there is still considerable uncertainty about what a “coach approach” to management means and what benefits this approach offers.

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Organizational Politics – A Necessary Skill for Managers and Leaders!

Organizational politics exist in every organization. Many view politics as a fact of life. But often organizational politics is a taboo subject – many people simply will not discuss organizational politics. They are often considered the “dark” side of the organization. However, it is important to recognize that many political actions are regarded as positive, […]