How to tell if someone should NOT be your coach

Executive coaching has grown faster than good coaches can keep up, but that hasn’t stopped bad coaches from getting in on the game. This article offers key ways to tell if someone is truly qualified to be your coach.

The top 5 reasons succession planning goes wrong and how to fix them

Good succession planning needs to overcome many very powerful psychological biases. Here are 5 problems with traditional succession planning and how to fix them.

Don’t think you can control your emotions? You’re probably right – and it’s affecting your “batting average”

The placebo effect is underappreciated for it’s influence on human behavior. The key to emotions management lies in our motivations and beliefs.

What your Personality Test Report says about You

People are frequently amazed at the accuracy of their personality test report. These reports can be powerfully enlightening as they describe an individual’s tendencies and character traits from what appears to be an objective point of view. When given the opportunity to review their report, I haven’t had one person defer. Everyone wants to know […]

Psychology by Machine? Not for a While.

Technology can fly planes, drive cars; heck, virtually perform remote surgery (pun, not intended). Some believe that literally all jobs will eventually be performed by technology. For them, if a “machine” isn’t already doing it, just wait. (Note: This is an extreme view). Technology is changing the world faster than ever. If you agree with […]

Career limiting moves

Career limiting moves. Somewhat like “career derailers,” the term seems clear enough taken word for word, but it’s not as obvious as it sounds. A short reflection will help to get us on the same page. I was introduced to this term rather abruptly. Well into a meeting with a business leader whom I considered critical to […]

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