Free Coaching Exercise: Asking Others to Change by Using GIVE-GET-MERGE-GO Technique

September 2, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today.

Purpose of Exercise: Step-by-step guide to using this communication technique to influence others

How to Administer and Use this Exercise to Facilitate Behavior Change: Communicating in a way that effectively influences people to change a particular behavior is often challenging. People often don’t like to be told to change and often react to it defensively.

In order to effectively influence others, it is essential to communicate in a way that ensures involvement and agreement. This exercise provides the “GIVE-GET-GO-MERGE” step-by-by technique to effectively influence others to change assertively and collaboratively.

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Leadership development for middle managers

September 2, 2015 by Wally Bock

My neighbors just had a little boy. It’s easy to imagine them standing over the baby’s crib and looking at him lovingly. They want the best for him. But one thing I can’t imagine is one of them looking at the other and saying “Gosh, I hope he grows up to be a middle manager.” […]

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Personality Types and 360-Degree Feedback: Who Responds BEST?

August 31, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” -Jose Ortega y Gasset Personality does indeed influence how participants react to 360-degree feedback, how motivated they will be to act on the suggestions and observations of others, and how likely they will be to implement and sustain new behaviors […]

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Performance Enhancement Coaching

August 30, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.” Lee Iacocca Many of you know that my wife and I raise guide dog puppies for the blind through a great organization called Guide Dogs of America.  Our latest puppy is named Enzo and he is about a year old now. […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/28/15

August 28, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about how CEOs can create great leaders, holding on to your rising stars, and leadership […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Decisional Balance Worksheet

August 26, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Guide clients to explore the advantages and disadvantages of changing specific habits How to […]

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Leadership development resources for everyone

August 26, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development resources then and now In “Leadership Development: Creating a Scalable Solution,” Michael Ownbey, an online learning consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies, sums up the way things have changed. “In the past, companies would train only a small number of people so they could justify the travel, time, and resource costs. But now, […]

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How To Manage the 360-Degree Feedback of Under-Estimators?

August 24, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -Wayne Dyer One form of “cognitive distortion” that is common in 360-degree feedback processes occurs when the participant rates him or herself significantly lower than how they are perceived and rated by others. These “under-estimators” are actually viewed as possessing […]

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Performance Acceleration Coaching

August 23, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Each week when we attend our guide dog puppy training with Indy it’s pretty easy to pick out the “winners” from the “losers” (OK, we have been wrong many times before).  The “winners” seem […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/21/15

August 21, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about turning managers into coaches, leadership development in multinationals, who to promote to management, and […]

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