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Three proven best practices for building engaged teams

There’s a strange paradox in the business world today regarding employee engagement (note: there are likely many business paradoxes but today’s focus is on engagement): while leaders consider engagement critical to success, the majority of employees are not considered engaged at work.  Harvard Business Review published a study in 2013 listing the factors business executives …

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Management and Leadership: Five Steps from Manager to Leader

Management and Leadership: Five steps from Manager to Leader – by Andy Scantland, Executive Coach, MBA/ CPCC “If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams The term manager has gotten a bad rap lately. Maybe it’s a function of our …

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Seven Things to Consider in Selecting the Right Leadership or Executive Coach

Seven Things to Consider in Selecting the Right Leadership or Executive Coach – by Andy Scantland, Executive Coach, MBA/ CPCC You might have seen the study on executive coaching released the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and The Miles Group. The mere fact that institutions as highly regarded as …

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What is Leadership Coaching?

What is Leadership Coaching? – by Andy Scantland, Executive Coach, MBA/ CPCC “Coaching can sometimes be the only modality that identifies and removes the barriers getting in the way of the success of the leader or team.” – Lead Consultant, Culture, Exchange & Engagement, from PWC 2013 ICF Organizational Coaching Study Coaching is about identifying …

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Leading from Strengths: A boost in your team’s performance may be right in front of you.

Leading from Strengths: A boost in your team’s performance may be right in front of you – by Andy Scantland, Executive Coach, MBA/ CPCC As leaders, we are always looking for ways to boost the performance of our teams. We look at improvements to process, investments in software and systems, consulting agreements, better hiring and …

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Hacks for the Overwhelmed Manager

Hacks for the Overwhelmed Manager– by Andy Scantland, Executive Coach, MBA/ CPCC Life is tough for a leader these days. Many organizations are relying on smaller teams to get the same work done, technology connects us to our co-workers 24 hours a day and we are expected to spend an inordinate amount of time in …

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