50 Reasons Why You Deserve Coaching

Recently I earned my coach accreditation from the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is recognized as the leading global organization for coaching. ICF estimates that worldwide there are 53,000 coaches who coach as a profession. With that many coaches (and more every day) let me ask you a question: If you could have a coach, would […]

New Study Reveals Top 5 Reasons People Leave Their Jobs

It has been a long-held belief that the main reason people leave their jobs is because of their managers. But a new report by IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute, which looks at data from 22,000 employees, says otherwise. In discussing the new study, Talent Management and HR asks, “So why has this concept of employees leaving […]

Disasters And The Cost Of Meh

As we’ve previously shared, only 33% of U.S. workers are engaged at work. Engaged employees feel emotionally connected to their workplace, are excited to be there, and have a sense of purpose in their work. They’re like “yay!” On the other hand, the remaining 67% of workers are disengaged—they aren’t involved in, enthusiastic about, and […]

6 Coaching Skills For Everyday Life

According to the 2016 Global Coaching Study released by the International Coach Federation, there are over 53,000 coaching practitioners who earn income through professional coaching. In addition, there are about 11,000 managers or leaders who use coaching skills to benefit their organizations. But what about the rest of us? Do you have to be a […]

4 Ways To Improve Your “Responsibility” Talent

At a recent “Strengths Bag Lunch,” employees of EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) discussed how to get better at “Responsibility.” The entire company has taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which measures 34 areas of talent. The idea is to help people to develop their top areas of talent into strengths, and then utilize their strengths to achieve […]

Life Coaching And The Creek

Earlier this year, we bought a cabin on a creek. It’s just feet from the water. We’ve seen muskrats and osprey, frogs and turtles, geese and salamanders and crayfish. Every moment you look, the creek is different than it was. It carries leaves downstream and sometimes fallen branches, and the bubbles aren’t the same as […]

How To Create A Role And Outcome Statement

Making Expectations Clear

Ever since I shared the importance of establishing clear expectations for employees, I’ve gotten requests to help you do that. Only 60% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they know what is expected of them at work, which leaves 40% guessing and the engagement level plummeting. At EnergyCAP, Inc., we’ve created role and outcome statements […]

5 Reasons Not To Get A Coach

Let’s say everyone from your neighbor to your aunt to your racquetball partner Billy are talking about their coaches: “You’ve just got to hear the question my coach asked me,” Billy says, “He’s so curious. And just listen to the story I was telling myself, he’s so perceptive. My coach is the greatest. I don’t […]

Does Engagement Apply To Churches?

We’ve written previously about employee engagement within the workplace. This reader wonders if the same principles apply to congregations: “What you’ve written about engagement…does it also apply to church members? What does engagement look like in a church?” That’s an excellent question and as a leader in a new church, a question that personally interests […]