Business Coaching | Social Networking

Look to Your Company’s Social Network if You Want to Build Trust with Influencers

Business Coaching | Social Networking

A strong business is built on a healthy social network within it, which is all about employee engagement. This is the first of a three-part series on social networks and how they impact our abilities to navigate and succeed at work. For this topic, we are going to talk about establishing trust – especially among influencers who can help impact your career. So where, then, does it all begin?

Business Coaching

Competition in the Workplace … How to identify sabotage and regain your power

Has this ever happened to you?

Business CoachingYou’ve been assigned a project, maybe a key presentation, and your colleague is tasked with helping you collect important information or even do the research. As the project gets closer to the due date, you notice that your colleague is behind on the critical data necessary for you to complete and present the work. Any efforts to move forward or make progress are blocked by a colleague who stalls at every opportunity to connect with you. On the day of the presentation, he offers to finish the key slides for you (how helpful) and then manages to present the material himself.

Executive Coach - Leadership Books

The List: 10 Books to Improve Leadership Development

For many people, leadership seems to be that one skill that you either have or you don’t. And those same people struggle with believing that they just “don’t” have it. It’s simply not true. While truly astounding leaders seem to have a gift for taking charge and getting it right every time, there’s plenty that aspiring leaders can learn while they work their way up to astounding. Here are some of my favorite books on developing your skills, particularly decision-making and negotiation – two very important leadership traits that can most certainly be learned.

Leadership development

  1. Winning Decisions, by J. Edward Russo and Paul J. H. Schoemaker

If you want to get your next big decision right the first time, you might want to pick up this book. The book provides insights into reframing issues to get to the heart of the problem, improving your leadership development, decision-making options, and converting conflicting opinions into helpful information. It’s filled with worksheets, tools, questionnaires, case studies and anecdotes on the decision-making process from organizations like British Airways, NASA, Shell Oil and Pepsi.

Christina Holloway