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If you search for “leadership” in the books section of Amazon, you’ll get more than 80,000 options, at least at the time of this writing. That’s a lot of ideas on what makes for a great leader. Or is it? Is it possible that there are just a few different ideas on great leadership qualities with many different avenues for getting there?

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Great leadership is something most managers and quite possibly most people aspire to. Being a great leader means identifying ambitious goals for your organization, inspiring team members to follow you, and accomplishing as a group what you set out to do. 

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With the resources on leadership available everywhere today, from books to workshops to podcasts, it seems like we should all have this thing figured out by now, doesn’t it? So why don’t we? Why do we need executive coaching in this day and age?

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Executive coaching is designed to help those who are struggling, but it’s also for those who just want to maximize their potential.

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Summer is here and for many of us, that means family vacations, mid-year reviews, and setting new plans to finish the year strong. (more…)

When a client calls in for their very first coaching session, they are often coming to coaching from a place of pain. They may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and under pressure to perform.

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You have a desire to improve as a leader but you’re not sure how to get there.

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Many great coaching leaders use storytelling to help employees visualize an idea and emphasize its importance.

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Most managers think they’re good leaders. After all, people don’t want to be bad at something, and if they think they are, they’ll generally work to improve or stop trying altogether.

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Being a coaching leader is about so much more than having good management skills. It requires a consistent commitment to learning.

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The 7 Perspectives Video Series

Part I: Your Decisions & Influence In the first of a three-part video series, Daniel Harkavy explores how your decisions and influence affect everything from promotions to gaining and keeping the trust of your team and peers.  Read Video Transcript

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Why Leaders Should Care About Engagement

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