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My Journey to Become a Coaching Leader [Video]

Dan Foster, Vice President and Principal Coach at Building Champions, shares his journey from being a manager to becoming a coaching leader.    REMINDER: Webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 @ 9 a.m. (PDT) Moving from Manager to Coach – 4 Steps to Becoming a Coaching Leader {{cta(‘0b6e7d1b-8a85-419d-a9d0-fc3824e87069′,’justifycenter’)}}   Video Transcript You know from the moment I… Read More

4 Conversations of Great Coaching Leaders

When it comes to effective management and great coaching leadership, one-on-one meetings (1x1s) with your people are a necessity. Without regular, scheduled time with your people, it is nearly impossible to lead and engage them well. Regular 1x1s allow you to stay connected to your team, hear what’s happening and important to them (both at… Read More

Why Leaders Should Care About Engagement

When it comes to what employees are looking for from their employers, the standard is higher than ever before. For my parent’s generation, most were content if they had solid wages, safe working conditions and a boss who didn’t yell at them too much. Command and control were the standard leadership style, and career advancement,… Read More

Virtual Meeting Tips

You’ve seen the memes, you’ve watched the parodies, and you’ve probably already attended what might feel like a million hours – virtual meetings are the new way we’re communicating. While many features are similar to meetings you hold in person, there are key areas that make or break the success of your pivot to virtual. … Read More

8 Elements of a Successful Leadership Mindset

I don’t think anyone would argue against the opinion that successful leaders have a leadership mindset. Where the disagreement, or more likely confusion, comes in is around what that actually means. Few words have more varied definitions than “leadership,” and when you add the term “mindset” to the equation, you create something many people vaguely understand and… Read More