Want to convince? Here’s your top move (by Myers-Briggs type)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in General leadership | 0 comments

A colleague asked me to share this, so here it is! Use this as your handy and (extremely) simple guide for how to convince someone to do anything.

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Quotes for the 16 Myers-Briggs (MBTI) personality types

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in General leadership | 0 comments

Thanks to Sadie Young at Personality Playbook for this terrific graphic of quotes that capture the spirit of each of the 16 Myers-Briggs types. (Click the image for a larger, more readable view.) The 16 Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Types in Quotes Any quotes you’d like to add? Quotes for ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP, ENTJ, ENTP, INTJ, INTP, ESFJ, ESFP, ISFJ, ISFP, ESTJ, ESTP, ISTJ,...

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As a coach, who am I to you?

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in General leadership | 4 comments

“Is an executive coach more like a therapist, or a sports coach, or a boss…?” Here’s what my clients tell me: You’re like the really great peers I used to have. I can ask you anything, and you’ll help me think it through. Now that I’m a VP, my peers are too competitive and too busy to make time for those conversations. You’re like my boss when she has time to help me strategize about the work and develop myself as a leader.  Since I’m a high-performer and my team isn’t on fire, usually she cancels our 1-to-1s, so you’re...

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Onboarding New Leaders: How HR Business Partners Can Accelerate Results

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in General leadership | 0 comments

Here’s my presentation to about 70 HR Business Partners at HR West, organized by the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA). Those not yet involved in onboarding their new leaders (most of them!) left on fire to invest time in supporting leaders at the start, rather than needing to spend even more time dealing with preventable problems. Onboarding New Leaders: How HR Business Partners Accelerate Results from IdeaShape Coaching &...

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