Tools for Every Day Leaders

Ep #101: Coaching vs. Managing

Many people think they’re coaching when they’re really managing. Managers talk, coaches ask. Which are you doing? Be honest with yourself. What you’ll learn from this episode: New employees go in one of three directions. First are Steady Eddies or Reliable Rebeccas. These are people who have been trained and coached and they don’t really…

Join Me at The Beach?

 Every year, I offer an intimate, exclusive coaching intensive on-the-beach for the women in my community. It’s call ‘She is Relentless’. To say the work we do together is powerful; while sitting on the beach, under the pines, on the nature preserve that surrounds the Turtle Bay Resort, is such an understatement. Some have gone so…

Tools for Every Day Leaders

Ep #70: Key Insights for 2016

Kris discusses the biggest lessons she’s learned throughout the year as she’s been negotiating her relationships with different clients. What you’ll learn from this episode: Clear expectations really do matter. There really are difficult people in the world. Many people in leadership positions forget to be kind. See below for link to Episode #38 –…

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Ep #69: Great Coaching Questions for Managers

“Coaching” holds the belief that we’re trying to access the employee’s insight, not provide our own. Asking questions is essential. We need these key things in order to be effective at how we ask questions. What you’ll learn from this episode: Several tools to help your coaching efforts with managers Some key things that are…

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Ep #68: The Ear Buds Are Not the Problem

Most times we don’t need a rule to manage a performance problem. People who don’t perform will always find ways to not perform. Here’s a suggestion for what to do instead. What you’ll learn from this episode – ways to eliminate performance issues: Set expectations. Set individual productivity and performance goals. Establish key performance indicators…

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Ep #64: Managing Managers – Part 2

This episode is part two in managing managers. We’ll continue to look at the elements involved if you manage people who manage people – such as performance management, accountability and coaching. What you’ll learn from this episode: The importance performance management plays in having your manager’s back Accountability and how it relates to the work…

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Ep #55: Why Training Won’t Work

Here are a few reasons why training may not work in your organization along with a few suggestions on what to do to improve your possibility for success. What you’ll learn from this episode: How to first identify the problem. Why it’s important that the executive level participates. What four things to do to make…

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Ep #53: Honest Feedback

“Honest feedback” is really just code for “I’m going to share my opinion with you and it’s probably something you’re not going to want to hear.” Here’s a suggestion for how to approach that differently so people are a little bit more likely to listen.

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Ep #40: Tips for Overwhelmed Managers

Your organization’s culture likely drives the pace of the work done there. However, even if your culture is a fast paced one, you still can have some control over the pace with your own team and with your time as well. Here are some helpful tips. What you’ll learn from this episode: How to take…

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Ep #11: Managers and Coaching Algebra

Depending on the current circumstances and how we choose to look at it, performance management can either be the “Banes of Existence” for a lot of managers, or one of the most exciting parts of being a leader. On this episode of Life Coach LLC podcast, we talk about a formula that helps managers think…