Are Your Managers Really Coaching?

I often hear folks speak about how they’re “coaching” others, whether it be kids, colleagues, or direct reports, and feel compelled to weigh in. Coaching, to be effective, is a very specific relationship, marked by a specific type of communication. According to an August 14, 2018 Harvard Business Review article by Julia Milner:  “managers tend […]

Is Your Inner Leader Going Back To School?

This is the first year in almost two decades that I haven’t been sending one of my children back to school. When shopping for office supplies last week I found that I actually missed taking them to the store to purchase needed materials and clothing. It represents a rite of passage for many. There can be feelings of anticipation and hope. For kids it can mean the dreaded “end of summer blues.” For kids going off to college, it can mean gaining independence for the first time.