Book Review: Back Pocket Coach and Guest Post – How To Diplomatically Critique Another

Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others.
 

 

Book Details:

Book Title: Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life
Authors: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 104 pages
Genre: Communication, Self-help
Publisher: New View Press
Release date: January 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 16, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people.

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Being the Boss Isn’t Really as Stressful as You Think

Being the Boss Isn't Really as Stressful as You Think

As with any other thing, there are pros and cons to being the boss. While a lot of people think it is a glamorous position, more people are aware of how much stress such position can bring to an individual. This may be accurate in a different perspective, yet a recent study from Stanford University researchers has proved that there is actually less stress on leaders on higher positions than their subordinates. Come to think of it: the senior manager actually faces more stress than the CEO.

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Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

It takes a diverse set of skills to outgrow modest circumstances and advance to the pinnacle of the world of business. By looking intently at successful entrepreneurs who have risen from obscurity to direct some of the world’s most notable firms, we can gain insight into what makes them tick and learn from their stories. Certainly, the experiences of their forerunners can prove instructive for today’s aspiring businesspeople.

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The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

Bad problem‐solving is everywhere and costs individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. Problems persist because people have only been trained to solve easy problems, usually by guessing. This guessing approach is rarely successful when applied to hard problems. When problem‐solving efforts fail, people often find expensive or painful ways to live with or work around the problems they face, sometimes growing so accustomed to problems that they no longer even notice them.

Great problem-solvers are armed with a set of behaviors, not just a methodical approach, that allows them to avoid guessing. They consistently solve hard problems to root cause in a way that can seem magical to most people.

Author Nat Greene has spent over 20 years solving hard problems, and developing and leading great problem-solvers. In this time he has found that great problem‐solvers consistently exhibit certain behaviors when solving hard problems. In Nat’s new book, which is out this week, Stop Guessing, you will learn what the behaviors are, why they’re so important to success, and how to begin adopting them. Developing your strength in these behaviors will help you to:

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Guest Post: Mad About A Mistake At Work? Try This.

Guest Post: Mad About A Mistake At Work? Try This.

This week I have the pleasure of helping to promote the book Awakening Compassion At Work by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton. It is a definite must read for all organizations, leaders, managers and employees too!

Awakening Compassion At Work opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.

The quiet power that elevates

Suffering in the workplace can rob us of humanity, dignity, and motivation. Often silent and left unaddressed, suffering is a costly drain on organization productivity and potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of research with organizations in a variety of industries and sectors, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show us how small actions can have big effects. Offering a view of compassion that is grounded in the best of social science research and the new science of compassion, this book teaches four ways that anyone, regardless of position or role, can bring more compassion to their work lives.  Continue reading

Do You Need More Capacity? from @LeadersServe

Do You Need More Capacity? from @LeadersServe

One of my favorite leadership authors is back! I am excited to be participating this week in the launch of Leaders Made Here by Mark Miller. I love Mark’s work and this is no exception. Mark truly gets what it takes to be a great leader and create more leaders, not just followers. Mark’s work is easy to relate to as he uses storytelling to reinforce the messages and lessons that he wants you to learn. He is an author that I consistently recommend to others.

The following is a guest post from Mark Miller.

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The Unquestionable Qualities of a Great Workplace Leader

The Unquestionable Qualities of a Great Workplace Leader

Excellent leaders are few and far between. If you’ve worked at a couple of different jobs in the past, then you’ll probably know what it’s like to work under a leader that doesn’t have the proper qualifications to be ordering you around. There are many reasons that make working for poor bosses extremely difficult: lack of communication, their own personal agendas or even their lack of skill in their fields. However as much as we dislike our leaders, we have to still do our jobs to keep the business running smoothly.

But if you’re looking for the traits of a great leader, then look no further than below. For every hundred people that claim to be a great leader, only a handful are actually qualified to make that claim. So whether you’re looking for the traits of a person who you should follow, recruiting a senior member for your business or even if you want to become a leader yourself, here are some undeniable qualities of a great leader.

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