Tag: Forbes Coaches Council

How to Improve Your Soft Skills at Work

Hard skills have always been important to master and have competency in at work. Soft skills however are a trumping skill due to the fact hard skills can be taught and soft skills tend to be more natural, developed, and impactful. Being intentional about developing your soft skills is a key action for any professional and leader desiring to keep themselves fresh, marketable, and standing above in today’s busy work market. Here are 13 ways to consider to improve your soft skills.

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Key to Develop an Innovative Mind

Having and leading a business with a mind for innovation is critical. It can be challenging in that it feels like there is no time, things are moving too fast or everyone else has already thought of what we were going to do. Sometimes it feels wisdom is to put your head down and just do what you do and not worry about what is happening “out there”. The book The Leadership Challenge highlights one of the key commandments for leaders is to SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES. This is about cultivating that innovative mind.

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How to Grow Your Coaching Business

How do you grow your business? What matters? What is worth your time? What is not? Is that a shiny distraction or worth the time and money? It can be hard to know how to be intentional about business growth in today’s very noisy and busy world. This article offers 14 strategies for coaches to grow their business, however many of these tips are relevant to other leaders, professionals, and business owners.

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Should You Franchise Your Business

Businesses are growing and opportunity is rich in many places in the world today. As more start-ups and business owners are able to get traction and “make it” as a business, the question “should I franchise” rises. What is your business model? What is the best way to grow? Would that help? Would that be an easier way to expand? Here are some questions from the Forbes Coaches Council that leaders can ask themselves as they consider growth and direction for their business.

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How to Reach Millennials

Do you know that Millennials make up about 50% of the workforce and by 2030, the US Bureau of Labor expects 75% of the workforce will be Millennials? Why do they get so much attention? Don’t they just need to figure out how to play the game like the rest of us?

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Life Crises Happen

Life crises happen. Some are real life-changers (serious health condition, death, divorce, etc.) and others feel like a life crisis as they challenge our ability to show up the way we need too (conflict, status, uncertainty, isolation, having a tribe, direction, decisions, etc.). Here is an article from coaching in the Forbes Coaches Council with 15 signs you might be in a life crisis and how to survive it!

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Are You Authentic?

How are you authentic? Leaders today are called to be “real” and yet at times, it feels like they can’t be. How you show up and present yourself online in social media can be even more challenging. Here are 14 suggestions to consider ways to better authentically show up on and offline!

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Innovation Is Important

Innovation has always been important… but today the ability to be agile and adapt is critical. Here are 5 keys to help leaders develop an innovative mind. I wrote this article for Forbes to help leaders navigate and see new potential. How do you get yourself in creative space? How do you navigate change? What helps you to see trends and futuristic ideas? How do you evolve yourself and business? How do you innovate to evolve your work to stay relevant? What key activities get you in an innovative mode?

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Three Steps To Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Everyone has times they are overcome by their “impostor”. You know, when you suddenly feel overwhelmed, incompetent, worried, unskilled, over your head, stressed, and underwater with everything? It can be challenging to get back to a place of “confidence” when the “impostor” won’t stop chattering in your ear with criticism, inadequacies, failures, and challenges. In times like this, we actually move to a different part of our brain to filter and process what we see in the world.

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