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    Overcoming Resistance to Change in the Workplace: Debating AI's Role in Professional Development

    Mon,May 06,2024 @ 08:29 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Overcoming Resistance to Change in the Workplace: Debating AI's Role in Professional Development

    Ever wonder why some professionals embrace growth while others balk at the mere suggestion of change? We peel back the layers of resistance in the workplace, especially prevalent in the banking sector, where the reluctance to up-sell or cross-sell and aversion to feedback and coaching often impede..

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    The Future of Leadership: Balancing AI Coaching Tools with the Human Touch

    Mon,Apr 01,2024 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    The Future of Leadership: Balancing AI Coaching Tools with the Human Touch

    Can artificial intelligence truly capture the essence of human coaching? This month, we tackle the tantalizing possibilities and potential pitfalls of AI in the coaching sphere.

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    Elevate Your Leadership with Coaching Champions

    Mon,Dec 18,2023 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Elevate Your Leadership with Coaching Champions

    What if the key to tipping the scales to favor a more engaged and positive team is already within your reach? Imagine turning the shocking statistic of only 2.9 out of 10 team members being positively engaged in and fostering a thriving, productive environment.

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    Solve the Number One Coaching Problem

    Thu,Aug 01,2019 @ 03:18 PM | Posted by: Katie Allbee

    The number one problem in coaching and corporate America today- managers are not engaging in critical conversations. What’s keeping managers from having this dialogue? It’s not lack of time, even though that’s usually the first block that comes up. It’s not that they are unqualified to be partaking in crucial conversations. What is the issue? Managers don’t know what to do and what to say when..

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    Coaching Must Involve Practice

    Fri,Aug 31,2018 @ 09:30 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Without practice employees do not arbitrarily improve. Without practice we cannot observe skills and behaviors to reinforce. Without practice employees will not arbitrarily develop confidence. Without practice managers are allowing employees to practice for the first time in front of peers and customers. So what is a manager to do especially when time is limited? Here are five strategies we would..

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    Coaching After the Learning is Done...What's Working?

    Thu,Aug 30,2018 @ 10:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    When I think about learning I think about employees who have gone to a class or maybe an online course and they’ve experienced knowledge dissemination or skill development. Where does coaching come in?

    Let’s take two scenarios to illustrate this point. First, somebody attends an internal corporate workshop where he or she have learned the valuable material and engaged with his or her teammates..

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    The Progress Initiative

    Tue,Aug 28,2018 @ 10:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    The Power of Progress! We've been teaching Progress Coaching™ for over 20 years I wanted to share with you a really cool concept: The Progress Initiative. The Progress Initiative is a movement organizations can take for talent development and retention as well as the cultivation of effective leadership.

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    Starting Your Coaching Relationship Positively is Critical

    Fri,Aug 24,2018 @ 09:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Starting a coaching relationship is not always easy to do and one of the things we teach in the progress coaching training system is something we call the awareness stage. The awareness stage is when we make someone aware of the opportunity to improve but the language and approach we use is as critical as anything. The goal of this stage is not to convince somebody that they have to improve,..

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    Be Honest with Yourself

    Thu,Aug 23,2018 @ 08:30 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    The goal of coaching is ultimately to get people to look in the mirror step one and then take step two which is to take action on step one. The funny thing is very few people do step one very well. It's hard to be honest with yourself.

    Here are a few examples of the challenges people have as it relates to being honest with themselves. Let's take a salesperson who's had a great year and when you..

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    How One Conversation Could Have Destroyed a Company!

    Thu,Apr 27,2017 @ 05:26 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    I bet when you first read the title you thought it was over the top. This is from a company we worked with years ago that had less than 15 people when I first started working with them. I'll never forget the day this conversation took place. It still reminds me of the value of teaching coaching and what I do for a living.

    A manager of one of our clients sites was extremely upset with one of his..

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