Lessons in Leadership

Leadership is like athletic achievement.Natural ability helps, but coaching is needed for peak performance. Whether you are a new supervisor or experienced manager, our free coaching tips can strengthen your leadership skills.

Office Politics

Office politics are a fact of life in every workplace. To accomplish your career goals, you must approach tricky situations with political intelligence. Our free coaching tips will help you sharpen your political skills and avoid pitfalls.

Managing your Boss

If you could pick your boss, you might make a different choice. But you don't get much say in the matter. A bad boss relationship can wreck your career and make your life miserable.Use our free coaching tips to sharpen your "boss management" skills.

Career Success

The most effective people are lifelong learners. They grow their careers by leveraging their strengths, compensating for their weaknesses, taking on new challenges, and "playing well with others".For do-it-yourself career coaching, check out our free success tips.

Coworker Relationships

Career success depends on both results and relationships. Our free coaching tips can help you communicate with colleagues, resolve work conflicts, and build stronger teams.

Job Search Skills

Looking for a job is a job in itself.A successful job search requires skills that you seldom use in other situations. Our free coaching tips can help you master the steps in the job search process.

Based on our own reading or recommendations from clients, we suggest helpful books in the following categories. The links on these pages will take you to Amazon.com, where you will find detailed information about each book. Book purchases can be made directly from Amazon.

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"Secrets to Winning at Office Politics"
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Career Corner
"Before starting work, get your helicopter parents under control!"

Example from "How to Raise an Adult" by Julie Lythcott-Haims  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution review):

A woman whose son was hired by a prestigious New York bank called to complain about his long hours. When her son arrived at work the next day, security met him at the elevator and handed over his belongings in a box. The attached note said "Ask your mother."  


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Coaching Q&A

Put a Stop to Employee Squabbling
Q:  I may have reacted inappropriately to an employee complaint. Last week, "Tracy" told me that a coworker was being "catty" to her and making rude remarks. Tracy also complained about two other people who do a lot of whispering when she's around.
 I took the "catty" coworker aside and informed her that she had hurt Tracy's feelings. However, now I'm wondering if that was the right thing to do . . .


For more in-depth information on Office Coach topics, check out our suggested reading lists in the categories below.  In each section, you will find books related to that category, plus a direct link to their page on Amazon.

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