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Synergy versus Leverage

Synergy versus Leverage I got into an interesting conversation about distinctions, recently. Specifically, it was about the difference between ‘synergy’ and ‘leverage’. Here’s what we concluded: Synergy is the idea that 1 + 1 > 2. In other words, when you’re working with someone on something at work, at home, at school, or wherever, the …

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Why Productivity is Overrated

Why Productivity is Overrated Increasingly, companies – and their leaders – are wanting employees to return to working, at work, instead of from home. And, increasingly, employees are not wanting to! Underlying (and Conflicting) Rationales Leaders say that the costs of employees working from home have become untenable. And they may be right! According to …

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Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes

Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes There’s nothing like a good paradox or counterintuitive thought to help stimulate someone’s thinking (and leadership growth). So here are five of my favorites: Who DOESN’T Love a Good Paradox?! Goodness, there are so many more I could share! (And maybe I will in an upcoming post.) The beauty of a …

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Barry Zweibel, MCC-Master Certified Coach

International Coach Federation Renews Barry Zweibel’s Master Certified Coach Credential

ICF Renews Barry Zweibel’s MCC Credential 3/17/2022 Dear ICF MCC Credential Renewal Applicant: Mr. Barry Zweibel, CPCC, MBA Congratulations!  Your credential renewal application for the designation of MCC has been examined and approved. We applaud your individual efforts to obtain a truly global credential and your strong personal commitment to the coaching profession. Please note that …

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Types of Intelligence

Types of Intelligence There’s an interesting 9 minute video over at It’s titled, “There are 8 classes of intelligence. Which are you?“ The Description: Although the title says there are 8 classes of intelligence, as you’ll hear, developmental psychologist Dr. Howard Gardner, actually discusses the whys and wherefores of 10 of them: linguistic intelligence …

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Getting a Seat at the Table

Getting a Seat at the Table No doubt you attend more meetings than you probably care to. And no doubt, many of those meetings aren’t always the best use of your time. So, to suggest that there are some meetings that you’d actually want to attend must seem pretty absurd. But it’s not. Types of …

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