Make Feedback Your Friend: How Are You Doing on the Receiving End?

As a leader, have you been trained to give constructive feedback to your team?  Are you an expert at giving “sandwich feedback”, or starting with a supportive comment, squeezing in a constructive criticism, then adding a supportive comment to conclude? Some experts recommend a ratio of eight supportive comments to one negative comment when giving … Continue reading Make Feedback Your Friend: How Are You Doing on the Receiving End?

New Webinar from McWherter Coaching Group

Join me for the Ohio Society of Association Professionals The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum Is Nov. 17, 2021 from 9:45am-2:30pm by Zoom This year's educational offerings will focus on two tracks: one for long-established CEOs and c-suite staff; the other will focus on emerging industry leaders. Please join … Continue reading New Webinar from McWherter Coaching Group

You Can Increase Your Positivity Ratio

Smart researchers who study leadership behavior tell us we can examine what we are thinking about and understand how our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors.  In a reciprocal manner, our repeated behaviors affect our thinking. Researchers say we can make desired changes in our lives by noticing what we are thinking and doing, and by taking … Continue reading You Can Increase Your Positivity Ratio

Hold Up! Take a Pause and Pack for Resilience

It never changes. Without fail, I overpack my suitcase with unneeded items every time I travel. I need “this” because “that might happen”. I probably should take an extra set of shoes.  Do I really need my personal laptop, my iPad and my work computer?  What if the weather changes, or an unexpected meeting gets scheduled? Will they … Continue reading Hold Up! Take a Pause and Pack for Resilience

Multi-Faceted Mentoring: The Critical Relationships You Need

As an executive coach I collaborate with leaders, so they can identify their resources and design action steps that work. I often raise this question, “Who can help you with that?”. This question can surprise my clients, if they face barriers to receiving help. A few leaders may not want to acknowledge they need help. Some leaders don’t … Continue reading Multi-Faceted Mentoring: The Critical Relationships You Need

New Webinar! Emerge: Three Strategies to Move Forward

This past year of pandemic has proven challenging. Staying mentally healthy and professionally productive has taken concerted effort.Describing the pandemic as a “Winter” season is an understatement. "Quicksand" or "Black Hole" might be more appropriate metaphors. Perhaps you’ve lost your professional footing.  Maybe you feel stuck as you attempt to recover from the disappointments and set-backs of this … Continue reading New Webinar! Emerge: Three Strategies to Move Forward

Clarity When Crisis Comes

You know that uneasy feeling. An unexpected disruption is crashing into your world. Perhaps it’s a business set back, a betrayal of trust, a life-threatening illness, or a worldwide pandemic. When will a sudden disturbance with unwelcome consequences come next? If you are committed to a positive outlook, considering all that can go wrong ahead of time … Continue reading Clarity When Crisis Comes

Leading Virtual Teams? Just-in-Time Training is Here!

You are a leader working more in the virtual space.Team leadership is an art and a skill. Meeting remotely as a team is the wave of the future. You need new and specialized expertise to lead well in the virtual space.Leading people who are not in the same room has a special set of requirements.  Are … Continue reading Leading Virtual Teams? Just-in-Time Training is Here!

Need Confidence? Tap into the Science of Self-Efficacy

Where do you need more confidence?  Are you feeling tentative, holding back, or acting stuck in an important area of your life?  If you could believe you were able to break away from the pull of your doubt and uncertainty, what difference would that make for you?  What could it look like if you were … Continue reading Need Confidence? Tap into the Science of Self-Efficacy

Irrepressible! Noteworthy Rhythms of Remarkably Resilient Leaders

I have learned much more about resiliency as I coach my clients through the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of my clients exemplify the qualities of a resilient leader, born out of crisis and strengthened by the willingness to rebound.  Each of these clients is a noteworthy example of human resolve and resiliency. Descriptions of resiliency abound, … Continue reading Irrepressible! Noteworthy Rhythms of Remarkably Resilient Leaders