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Take The Emotional Baggage Out

Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 02:37 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

 This post will also not be very popular but I'm OK with that. As an entrepreneur we embody a lot of different positions in terms of the work that we do. It is not for the faint of heart and it is certainly not meant for a certain group of people yet let me just say at times it is very very hard. I also think working in the corporate workplace and managing teams is also very very hard. As we talk..

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How to Have Coaching "Career Conversations" To Retain Talent from Leaving

Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 02:29 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Career conversations are now a must more than any other time in our history. When we think about McKinsey's latest research showing 41% of people are actually leaving due to a lack of career development and advancement. Coaching career conversations is about coaching and developing talent for the present and future. We need to find out what people want to do, what motivates them, what they like,..

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Open the "Self-Awareness" Door for Maximum Talent Development

Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 06:47 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

I have said for almost 30 years that coaching is a two step process. First, you want people to look in the mirror. #2, you want people to take action on #1 yet very few people do number one arbitrarily on their own. That's why we need to coach our people to first establish a foundation of self-awareness which will lead to accelerated talent development. Self-awareness is difficult for people...

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Take The Emotional Baggage Out

Mon,Sep 05,2022 @ 07:43 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

 This post will also not be very popular but I'm OK with that. As an entrepreneur we embody a lot of different positions in terms of the work that we do. It is not for the faint of heart and it is certainly not meant for a certain group of people yet let me just say at times it is very very hard. I also think working in the corporate workplace and managing teams is also very very hard. As we talk..

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Are You Taking Your Daily Supplements?

Thu,Dec 14,2017 @ 12:43 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

 

Supplements are so prevalent here in the United States that they have their own storefronts, loyal fan-bases, and are even touted across cable networks due to their popularity. Scientific evidence shows that some of these are beneficial to our overall health, but on one condition- they are most effective in conjunction with overall healthy behavior like diet and exercise. You can't take a magic..

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Using Video To Coach

Tue,Oct 17,2017 @ 11:56 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Recently, we created a module called video-based coaching. The module teaches specific strategies of how to leverage video as a coaching tool versus always a manager or coach as the sole provider of coaching. We live in a video age and I thought about writing this long-winded articulate article sharing my wisdom until I saw the following video. I think this video will do most of the teaching of..
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What Successful Coaching Cultures Do to Develop & Retain Top Talent

Tue,Oct 10,2017 @ 12:00 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Coaching is the new leadership. The days of leaders commanding and demanding people with little to input are way behind us. People crave strong leaders, but they also want an opportunity and a platform to share their ideas and insights.

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How a Dose of Conflict Can Be the Perfect Cure

Mon,Oct 09,2017 @ 03:42 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

When you think about conflict, or confronting someone, does it make you nervous? Doesn't it make a lot of people nervous? I want to share a notion with you that conflict, in certain moments, can be unbelievably healthy. Let me give you a couple of examples.

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Make Positive progress a priority

Thu,Sep 21,2017 @ 03:31 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

One of the toughest things that we go through is our ability to recruit employees. The toughest thing we need to consider is that the world is shrinking and it is very easy for candidates to find out what our organizations are like as well as specific managers and their leadership styles. A brief example might be a candidate going to work for a company and not knowing much about the company. What..

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Coach to the Issues and NOT Just the Situation

Thu,Aug 24,2017 @ 11:35 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

The most fundamental mistakes managers make when they're coaching is that they coach to the situation and not to the issue(s). Let me give you a brief example. Let's say you walk by and you hear three people at the water cooler gossiping and talking negatively about other people. You hear them demonstrating very mean spirited comments. They are really being poor teammates and employees. Often, we..

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