The Progress Coaching Blog

    Top 10 Characteristics We Want in Employees

    Fri,May 31,2019 @ 02:53 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    There are two fundamental elements of great employees, elements that are rarely taught to them- how to overcome challenges and accept change! Everyday people who have gripes or discord with people and/or work typically are as a result of people fighting challenges or are not focused on overcoming the challenge. We train employees on job-specific duties and rarely teach them behaviors and skills..

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    The Power of Goal-Setting

    Thu,Oct 11,2018 @ 02:46 PM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

    When we think about what motivates us in our jobs, it comes down to something we want to achieve – the next big promotion, a pay raise, or the respect of our peers. But what is really behind those things? What do we truly want to accomplish for ourselves? That promotion may really mean job security for some, or a sense of progress for others. The pay raise? Financial security or savings for..

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    Coaching the Person, Not the Personality

    Mon,Oct 08,2018 @ 07:30 AM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

    So many times in my job, I get a lot of questions like, “how do you coach to engagement study results?” Questions like that remind me that so many engagement studies are based on personality tests, blanketing entire groups of individuals who are just that – INDIVIDUAL! So how can an engagement study accurately portray the personalities of each person on your team by putting them into categories..

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    How One Assessment Can Bring Managers and Employees Together

    Wed,Sep 26,2018 @ 09:03 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    I've been in the practice of teaching and training managers how to coach their employees for over 20 years now. One thing that's been around even longer than that are assessment tools. Those tools are quite valuable, but we started to realize something. Many of these assessment tools are based on personality, and the output is usually canned pieces of information that require managers to..

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    Inspiration From Outside Your Company - What's Yours?

    Fri,Sep 21,2018 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

    Maybe it comes from an idol – someone you’ve looked up to for ages. Maybe it comes from something that motivates you personally at home. Maybe it’s an interaction you had with someone that gave you a huge boost of confidence. Whatever that maybe is for you, everyone has a source for inspiration to be the greatest that comes from outside your company’s walls.

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