Powerful questions lead to clarity

What do you want to be different? Powerful questions provide clarity. Feeling stuck in self-doubt or thinking ‘too negatively’ about a situation? Instead of focusing on the past (what you can’t change) think about your desired future. Make a list of the things that you want to be different,...

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Try saying “Yes, but…” instead

I gain so much inspiration from my clients each and every day. With their permission, I’m passing along some of their best practices for coping (even thriving) during these challenging times. Try saying “Yes, but…” instead of “yes” or “no.” Do you struggle with over-committing to an...

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In what ways have you asked for feedback?

In what ways have you asked for feedback? Powerful questions are a manager’s most valuable tool. Feeling self-doubt? Not sure what others need from you? Ask for more feedback. You will find that simple, open-ended questions (asked in a trusting and authentic way) will build trust and lead to...

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Know Your Bottom Line for Successful Negotiations

I gain so much inspiration from my clients each and every day. With their permission, I’m passing along some of their best practices for coping (even thriving) during these challenging times. Know My Bottom Line. Want to be successful in your next negotiation (for a raise, promotion, etc.)? ...

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Ask Me Anything Webinar: Register Now

REGISTER NOW Ask Me Anything (for job seekers) When: Wednesday, December 3rd; 1:00pm PT Where: Zoom Conference Room (link shared at registration) Who: The webinar will be presented by Scott Darrell, CPQ Head Coach How: To Register, follow link or send an email to...

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Be Powerful!

Finding inspiration in the world around us: Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. —Lao Tzu in Tao Te Ching

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Don't Zoom if you can email

I gain so much inspiration from my clients each and every day. With their permission, I’m passing along some of their best practices for coping (even thriving) during these challenging times. Don’t Zoom if you can email. Don’t email if you can Slack. Don’t Slack if you can make a quick...

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It's OK if you can't focus

I gain so much inspiration from my clients each and every day. With their permission, I’m passing along some of their best practices for coping (even thriving) during these challenging times. It’s OK if you can’t focus. Sure, it’s not ideal, but some days (weeks!) just get in the way. If...

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Does Your Manager Know?

How clearly does your manager understand your thoughts on this? Powerful Questions challenge assumptions. Not wanting to look unprepared. Fear of failure. Assuming that ‘she should know.’ She’s busy. There are many reasons for a disconnect between managers and their team members, but I...

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Starting the New Year

Happy New Year! Cheers to taking a deep breath, letting go of 2020 and starting 2021 with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. We spent the final few weeks of last year refreshing our website, reconfiguring our services and launching our new private community forum (CPQ:HQ). A full list of...

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