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Who’s The Head Case?

(To yourself) I can’t believe he just did that. Can’t he see how unacceptable that is? I can’t let him continue doing that. What a head case. We will definitely have to talk about it. But not right now. It’s not the right time. It’s got to be the right time. (A day later) I’ve […]

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Swim To The Deep End

In a recent coaching call with a manager, I was reminded of how easy it is to conform your thinking to your environment. For her, she described her specialty practice and that her clients are in a regional reach. Her enthusiasm was infectious and I was drawn to her storyline. But as we talked, my […]

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Coached To Accelerate

As part of my firm-wide program to raise up high performers, I schedule coaching calls with individuals that the firm wants to invest in. I recently completed a bank of calls for a firm and, reflecting on them, I noticed that the conversations seemed to fall into three distinct categories. Some professionals were actively pursuing […]

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Balance Both Sides

In order to be a high-functioning professional in your firm, you must demonstrate both technical and professional capabilities. Those are two sides of the same coin. Early in your career, technical mastery is predominant. But as you progress in your career, your professional capabilities are more necessary. Your technical competence is so much easier to […]

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What Does That Mean?

I just returned from training another great southeast firm and I’m really pleased with how the leadership team is developing. They have made significant strides in what it means to work together, rely on each other and accomplish great things for themselves, their clients and their firm. Seeing their progress reminds me of what teams […]

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