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Assessing An Interviewee’s Conflict Management Skills

Being able to effectively handle challenging conversations is an essential leadership skill. But is there a way to assess someone’s conflict competence – or any other leadership competency, for that matter – BEFORE you hire them? Absolutely! Here, as example, are some conversation-starters you can easily add to your upcoming interviews: “People don’t always agree. …

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How to Fire Your Coach Without Being A Jerk

One of the coolest parts of coaching is the interpersonal relationship that develops between coach and client. Yet clients often continue to work with a particular coach long after the power of their coaching relationship has ebbed. So it’s always a good idea to regularly assess where you are with your coach and consider what …

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Improving the Odds of Success

Depending on the day or circumstance, success can feel like something completely out of our hands, can’t it?! Like a roll of the dice (once we let go of them). So let’s spend a few minutes on how to increase the probability of success – YOUR success – by improving the odds, as it were. Grand …

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You Need a Champion, Not Just a Mentor

Key Traction-Point: Research shows that sponsorship can give up to a 30% boost in stretch assignments and pay increases. Want to really excel at work? Then get yourself a sponsor. A sponsor is, basically, a power broker who will endorse you in closed door meetings, supporting you in stormy times and championing you when it matters …

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3 Questions Freakin’ Awesome Candidates Ask

Key Traction-Point: An interview is an invitation to engage in a meaningful conversation, not just to ask and answer the same ol’ boring questions. “You know you’re in an enhanced interview when there is actual dialogue – give and take. “Hiring managers – in order to pull top talent out of their current company you not …

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