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My Coaching Story – David Olchowski

My Coaching Story – David Olchowski Brad Sugars: Well hi and welcome to this week’s episode of ‘My Coaching Story’ – David Olchowski joins me from northern Connecticut, he’s just south of Massachusetts, welcome David. David Olchowski: Thank you, Brad great to be here today. Brad:…

When to Trust the Voice in Your Head.

“It’s what you say to yourself, about yourself, when you are by yourself that is the most important.” This quote from Brad Sugars, Founder and CEO of ActionCOACH and the world’s #1 Business Coach in the world most recent DriveTime video session on Facebook reminded my about how we can turn t…

Systems Don’t Kill Creativity.

We are all familiar with IQ Testing designed to scientifically measure so-called intelligence in adults and children. While there is a great debate over the accuracy and relevance of IQ testing in today’s business world, there is no doubt that fostering and measuring innovation is critical to busi…

Celebrate Your Business Culture

Organizations can spend a lot of time and money establishing a unique culture that makes them a more effective business. Creating a culture is a complex and dynamic process. When establishing the cultural environment requires more than just words, it requires rewarding behaviors that demonstrate the…

Tragedy: How to Handle Grief in the Workplace.

Most of us spend more time at work than we do with our close friends or family. We get to know our colleagues in deeply personal ways and when tragedy strikes, it can be hard to know how to react. Some people simply withdraw, some people try to get overly involved, but most of just […]

Teaching Teams New Tricks

While watching the U.S. Olympic trials, it struck me how much time and energy each athlete must put into their discipline to reach that level of success necessary to reach the Olympic level of performance. Whether a single sport or a team endeavor, the skills, knowledge, and experience feel daunting…

The Dark Side of Leadership: The Effects of Bad Leadership on Team Dynamics

We can all recognize the ‘dark side’ of leadership. Yelling, ranting, autocratic, micro manager who is never satisfied and never provides feedback unless it is negative. These volatile, destructive “Leaders” don’t do any leading except to serve as examples of what not to do, and team membe…

Where is Waldo? Finding the Best Talent

Sometimes hiring can seem like an exercise in “Where’s Waldo”. Searching through mounds of resumes. Completing phone screenings. Scheduling interviews for the top choices, all to find out they have already taken another job or simply don’t show up for the interview. You think you found the r…

Team Starts with Trust

Before you can build an effective and productive team, you need to build trust within your organization from top to bottom. There is no room in today’s business climate for hidden agendas or a secretive environment. Trust is fragile and it’s hard to build a foundation within an organization unle…

Team Isn’t a 4-letter Word

Most of us cringe when we hear there is an upcoming teambuilding, morale improvement, employee engagement, and team productivity workshop that we are expected to attend. Why are we so turned off? What is it about team dynamics that challenge many of us? Why does the idea of working on teambuilding c…