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Anyone Can Be a Leadership Coach

Anyone Can Be a Leadership Coach

Did you know that anyone can be a leadership coach? That’s correct. You don’t have to be a manager or leader to be a coach. Coaching is about behaviors, not titles. With the right set of behaviors and techniques, you too can bring out the best in anyone. And believe...

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Before You Provide Feedback, Check This One Thing

Before You Provide Feedback, Check This One Thing

I’m a big fan of Kevin Eikenberry and his writings. A recent article he wrote on negative feedback was a great reminder on the timing of coaching and feedback. And the reminder is that emotions of both the deliverer and receiver are the underpinning of effective...

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Don’t Risk Losing Your “A” Players

Don’t Risk Losing Your “A” Players

One of the critical steps in Succession Planning is assessing your talent during a talent conversation, which I discuss in Chapter 8 of my book Replaceable, An Obsession with Succession. In a new Forbes article Critical Thinking About Critical Roles by Tonushree...

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The Best Way to Develop Employees isn’t Training

The Best Way to Develop Employees isn’t Training

I’ve always admired Dan Rockwell and his concise blogs on Leadership Freak. One of his recent blogs, How Busy Managers Practice People Development, reinforced my belief that great managers who incorporate coaching skills into their management style, separate...

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The Four Types of Coaching Conversations

The Four Types of Coaching Conversations

Most of my clients practice coaching to develop their employees. Yet the development conversation is only one of four types of coaching conversations. Coaching conversations can be focused on development, problem solving, performance feedback and career planning. It’s...

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Want To Be a Great Leader, Not Just Good? EQ is the Answer

Want To Be a Great Leader, Not Just Good? EQ is the Answer

In an Inc. article, Marcel Schwantes outlines the 5 behaviors great leaders do. As we know, leadership is a blend of nature and nurture. While our natural talents play an important role in our performance, it is what we do with our experiences combined with our...

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Beth Armknecht Miller’s passion for learning and dedication to bringing out the best in others are strands woven throughout her career and are found in her work with Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm.