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  1. Read the article, "Working with a Difficult Boss Can Help You Grow"

    Working with a Difficult Boss Can Help You Grow

    Executive Coaching

    Working with a difficult boss can be hard. You may only see two choices — stay and be miserable or leave. You have more choices than you may be seeing in the moment.

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  2. Read the article, "Working with Your Blind Spots Can Help You Grow"

    Working with Your Blind Spots Can Help You Grow

    Executive Coaching

    What’s a blind spot and how can it help us grow? It’s a quality or behavior that others see and know about us that we are “blind” to. Working with our blind spots requires patience, persistence and perspective. Personal change and transformation is the end result.

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  3. Read the article, "Winning is Everything. Or is it?"

    Winning is Everything. Or is it?

    Leadership

    This BLOG is about ethics. One the golf course, as in life and business, we have to make choices. Do we make decisions that are good for us only? Do we make decisions that are good for everyone? Sometimes we have ethical dilemmas. This is one such story.

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  4. What Do Golfing and Executive Coaching Have in Common?

    Executive Coaching

    Two Passions… I took up golf at the age of 13 and it became my all-consuming passion for many years. I would play 2 or 3 rounds a day in the summer, hand-mowed my parents lawn every day, and brushed…

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  5. Contingency Planning and Strategic Planning in Action!

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    Katahdin Cruises & the Moosehead Marine Museum “Shakedown” Cruise… Recently, David and I drove to Greenville, Maine and climbed aboard the steamboat Katahdin.  Liz McKeil, the Executive Director of the Moosehead Marine Museum, had invited us up for the annual…

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  6. How Team Development Helps Businesses Make Hard Decisions

    Executive Coaching

    I was asked by a Federal Government client for a proposal for a 3-day facilitation. The audience was managers who had science and technical backgrounds. Everyone knew each other, though they were in different locations across New England. The “easy”…

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  7. 12 “Truths” About Personal Change and Development

    Executive Coaching

    Try saying yes to the mess. I expect that everyone has a story of some personal change they are trying to make.  Here’s a short list of stories I hear about most often . . .   Want to lose…

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  8. How to Stop Taking Everything So Personally

    Leadership

    Most of what I’ve learned about not taking everything that happens so personally comes from the work of Barry Oshry.  Barry’s life work over the last 50 years or so has focused on the power and possibilities for individuals and…

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  9. Read the article, "If Titles Don’t Make Leaders…What Does?"

    If Titles Don’t Make Leaders…What Does?

    Executive Coaching

    Before setting up my own business. I worked in corporations for about 30 years.  Reflecting on the people I once worked for in the corporate world, I started categorizing my best and worst bosses and what they did and did…

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  10. This I Believe

    Leadership

    This essay was inspired by the NPR series “This I Believe”. Humble Leadership I was born in Scotland, not long after the second world war. My parents had grown up in the depression and had endured the second world war…

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