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50 Great Coaching Questions 50 Great Coaching Questions Guest Post by Darren Poke One of the key skills to being an effective coach is learning how to ask the right questions. As a Life Coach with over ten years experience, I have been able to build up a sizable number of coaching questions that I’ve used effectively and I thought that I would try to catalog some of my favorites for this post. Blog Archives One Great Suggestion for Giving Positive Recognition: Coaching for Leaders One of the factors of effective leadership is positive recognition, but do we practice this as often as we should? In this week’s... Top 10 Traits Of Highly Successful People Rating: 8.2/10 (185 votes cast) We have all read about people who are successful briefly. They win a gold medal, make a fortune, or star in one great movie and then disappear.…These examples do not inspire me!

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership. He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan. To be a leader today in almost any organization means you are daily, if not hourly, bombarded with problems and challenges that don’t have clear-cut “right” answers. Where Self-Employment Should be Strong over the Coming Eight Years People often ask me to predict the sectors of the economy where we should see a big expansion in entrepreneurial activity over the next few years. Those predictions are difficult to make because “entrepreneurial activity” has a variety of meetings, and because we don’t have a great deal of data to use to make forecasts. But I can make some predictions for self-employment using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Before I give you my take, let me tell you how I’m figuring this. My prediction is based on two factors. First, what parts of the economy are forecast to grow the most between 2008 and 2018?

Edutopia Grants NEW! Fund for Teachers Grants for Self-Designed Professional Development untitled When considering different tasks, projects and opportunities, how should we decide where to focus our time and energy? If our attention is our most precious resource, how can we determine where to invest it and what returns we should expect? A recent conversation with colleagues about where to focus our efforts over the coming year reminded me of the growth-share matrix, more commonly known as the "BCG matrix" (because it was developed by Bruce Henderson of the Boston Consulting Group) or the "cash cow matrix" (a term that Henderson may have coined and certainly popularized.) The concept arose out of BCG's work advising corporate clients on which businesses or product lines to invest in. Low growth/low market share: These are Dogs, and returns will be minimal.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion.

How to Manage Smart People <A HREF=" Widgets</A> Issue 13 | How to Manage Smart People By Scott BerkunPublished Feb. 8, 2005 4:00 p.m. After spending nine years at Microsoft managing some of the smartest people in the world, Scott has a few tips to share on the art of managing the best. Download About Scott Berkun | For nine years I worked at Microsoft in various different roles: primarily as a program manager for Internet Explorer (v1 -> v5.0).