Tuesday's Teaching Challenge: Powerful Questions

Tuesday’s training challenge: helping young professionals use #powerfulquestions to better understand data and make impactful decisions.

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How Did You Enhance Your KSAs?

Powerful questions help to prepare you for what’s next. As the final step in your review of last year’s performance, assess how you were able to enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities. Keep a list of classes and conferences that you attended. Update any certifications (or progress in...

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Tuesday Training Challenge: Communication

Tuesday’s training challenge: helping young professionals improve their communication skills. First up is a conversation about understanding your audience and their core values.

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How Do You Know That's True?

Powerful questions challenge beliefs. “Oh, good question.” That’s a coach touchdown. When a client says: “Good question…,” I know that I’ve connected to a place of meaning. In many cases, it’s when I ask a question that makes them pause and challenge their beliefs. What beliefs hold you...

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What's your Career Power Quotient?

Today’s training and coaching challenge: meeting with 22 young professionals to discuss how to self-assess their Career Power Quotient? Being powerful is the key to career success. Be powerful!

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​It’s Hiring Season: Keep Your Eyes Wide Open

Wondering why I chose a happy dog pic for this post? This is my boy, Seamus. People always ask: “How can your dog see?” My answer is typically, “He doesn’t need to.” We forget that dogs rely primarily on sounds and smells to understand their environment (plus his fur moves as he moves, so he can...

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Honoring the legacy of Dr. King

“Whatever your life’s job, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn child could do it no better.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr. On this national holiday of remembrance, honor the life and work of Dr. King by committing to be the best that you can be. ...

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What makes you believe that this is about you?

Powerful questions make you think: “That’s a great question!” A client recently asked me: “What are your most powerful questions?” Without pause, I said: “What makes you believe that this is about you?” She laughed and acknowledged that I’ve asked her that question more than once. This...

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It's hiring Season, ​Clarify Your Goals.

Today’s highly competitive job market demands that applicants be as specific and targeted as possible in their search. A generic resume tossed out to dozens (hundreds!) of employers is not an effective strategy. Spend some time defining what you want in your next job. Ask yourself “who, what,...

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What was the impact of your work in 2019?

Powerful questions help to prepare you for what’s next. As you jump into the new year, spend a few moments gathering your thoughts about the impact of your work over the past year. Keep a personal file of any data that points to the scope of your work and your successes. If your employer...

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