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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Career Corner
How to Look for a Job
When You Have a Job

Looking for a job when you already have one can make you feel like an undercover agent - sneaking around, being evasive, and keeping secrets.  But the reality is that most people who want to change jobs can't afford to quit and start a full-time search.

To help you manage this difficult juggling act, we've put together a few helpful do's and don'ts:

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Coaching Q&A
Rude Supervisor Must
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Q:  Since becoming the office manager for a large medical practice, I have received numerous complaints about one member of my staff. 

Several people have told me that "Tricia", our front desk supervisor, frequently makes harsh and demeaning comments to employees and even speaks sharply to patients.  Tricia has worked in the office longer than anyone else, so she is extremely knowledgeable  . . . .
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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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