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May 13, 2022

Benefits of Coaching – Morale

Morale: Managers understand direct reports’ motivations. Understanding who your people are is critical to your success. You are recognizing your people. You know your people and your job (ACUMEN). People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Truly understanding the Why It Matters and DiSC of each of your…

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May 13, 2022

Benefits of Coaching – Focus

Focus: Managers avoid negative emotions. They are mindful and fully present.   We don’t want emotions to get in the way of decision-making. We want to help you focus on issues, things that can be resolved. Sticking with issues is often difficult because feelings get in the way. When feelings are involved, people often say…

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May 13, 2022

Benefits of Coaching – Teamwork

Teamwork: Managers an direct reports work together.     Increased teamwork is always a plus. Work becomes easier because everyone contributes. Coaching ensures all your people have clear expectations and understand who is accountable for what. You are able to prioritize what you are requiring and they get it and follow through.      

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May 13, 2022

Benefits of Coaching – Clarity

Clarity: Communicates in a clear, concise and complete manner. When we are caught up in doing all day, communication takes a back seat. Coaching brings communication front and center and makes it a critical component of your day. Managers know their filters and how they affect communication with their direct reports. Understand the art of asking…

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May 13, 2022

Changing the Way I Think: A Testimonial

From a recent delegate to a Sherpa Women’s Leadership Program I lead the customer service teams here in the US. One of the most important things I discovered during the Women’s Leadership Program is my ‘Why It Matters.’ My ‘Why It Matters’ is “to please.” I’ve worked in customer service nearly my entire career, so understanding…

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May 13, 2022

Lessons From an Intimidator (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4 Clearly, opinions ruled her life. Rachel had an opinion about everything. She eventually realized she did not need to share her opinion to get her message across. Once she realized that her opinions did not add to the conversation, a number of things happened. She started to listen more carefully. She started to realize…

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May 13, 2022

Lessons From an Intimidator (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1 Rachel is president of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for a “household name” manufacturing company. Her SBU  is responsible for $70 million of the company’s revenue. She comes from Israel, the only country in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Rachel served her time in the Army. When she assumed the…

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May 13, 2022

Lessons From an Intimidator (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 Now, Rachel excelled at her job. She was committed to results. Rachel was also committed to her people, and she was committed to getting them to the next level. Based on first impressions, nobody knew that. Rachel had a particular style of intimidation: intimidation by passion. She really cared, but she did not express it…

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May 13, 2022

Lessons From an Intimidator (Part 3 of 4)

Part 3 The other thing we worked on was the way Rachel expressed her opinions. She had trouble understanding that her opinion was not necessarily the truth.  Here is an example of what we discussed. Rachel: “I can’t believe how my people are always doing exceptional PowerPoints, but never executing the work in the PowerPoints. Why…

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May 13, 2022

Importance of a Coaching Network: A Testimonial

From a recent delegate of a Sherpa Women’s Leadership Program: My name is Jill, I serve as director of global marketing for a major company and I really took a lot away from the Women’s Leadership Program. For me, my ‘Why It Matters’ is to be free. That means freedom in an entrepreneurial sense, freedom…

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May 13, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Micromanager (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 Women in business have to prove it or show they know what they’re talking about. This unfortunately is one way they show it. With these facts in mind and knowing what she learned from Sherpa Coaching, Marian decided to spend an entire Wednesday meeting being quiet. All she was going to do was…

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May 13, 2022

A Case For Coaching

Does executive coaching actually work? How can we tell? There isn’t really any direct way to translate the benefits of coaching into dollar values. Calculating return on investment, for example, includes subjectivity and guesswork.  The research conducted by Sherpa Coaching since 2005 gives us methods and data based in fact. Anecdotal evidence can identify benefits…

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May 13, 2022

The 2016 Executive Coaching Conference

Cincinnati, Ohio USA  |  June 13, 2016   The 11th annual EXCO concluded on June 7, 2016 with great success. Top-level experts provided powerful insights to delegates from around the globe. Internal and external Sherpa coaches received training and re certification to hone their skills with the proven Sherpa process. EXCO 2016 delegates effectively gained…

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May 13, 2022

Six Reasons to Attend EXCO

2017 will bring us the 12th annual event. EXCO is the longest running event in the world for executive coaches. Here’s why you need to attend: Invest in your career. Build your network.Learn what you need to know from leading authors, educators, researchers, coaches, and program managers. Get the latest research on corporate culture and…

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May 13, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Micromanager (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1 Meet Marian, the director of storage at a large manufacturing plant. She has been in the manufacturing business for 20 years really since she was 17 years old. She loves working in the field, and knows a lot about every level of manufacturing. She is wise beyond her years and probably will end…

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April 25, 2020

6 Steps for 60 Days: Setting Yourself Up For Success In A New Role

Leaders define and establish their roles and relationships in the first 60 days of their tenure. Our studies in neuroscience show that habits are firmly entrenched in 30 days. Once a leader has established their patterns of behavior, subordinates will ‘lock in’ their part of the relationship in the next 30 days. First impressions are…

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