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Free Coaching Exercise: Focus on the Now

January 18, 2016 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: This formula for determining approximate days left to live opens clients’ eyes to the […]




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The Neurobiology of Leadership: Why Women Lead Differently than Men (ICF Webinar)

January 17, 2016 by Ken Nowack

A Webinar Sponsored by ICF-MD January 28, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST 1.5 CCEUs in Core Competencies Current research suggests that women lead differently than men (not necessarily any better or any worse). A secondary stress response unique to women might play a role in explaining these differences. This breakfast meeting will explore […]




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Free Coaching Exercise: Understanding Differences Between Jobs, Careers, & Passions

January 16, 2016 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: Help your clients relate to differences among jobs, careers, and passions. How to Administer […]




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The Best Leaders….Follow

January 10, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.” Casey Stengel One of the things we have done for the last 20 years is to identify potential future leaders for organizations using developmental assessment centers1. The assessment centers are typically several days long and encompass a wide range of […]




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Make a Habit Not to Make a Habit in the New Year

January 3, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“Do or do not… there is no try.” Yoda Are you going to make a New Years resolution in 2016? If you are like most people you will–and probably will relapse back to your old habits within 90 days. Old habits are indeed very tough to break and relapse seems greatest when we are under […]




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Free Coaching Exercise: Savoring Our Successes

December 30, 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: Clients reinforce the positive benefits by envisioning a successful completion of their development goal. […]




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The Advantages of (Engaged) Workaholics

December 27, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“People are saying that I’m an alcoholic, and that’s not true, because I only drink when I work, and I’m a workaholic.” Ron White Is there such a thing as healthy Type A workaholics? Let me share with you some current findings that we haven’t yet published about Type A personalities, with a focus on […]




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Free Coaching Exercise: “My Behavior Change Self-Contract

December 23, 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: Leads clients to select a change goal and commit to a change goal. How […]




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The Genetics of Leadership

December 20, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Predictions are very difficult, especially when they are about the future” Yogi Berra Maybe not all of us “have the right stuff” to be leaders. It’s a lot more popular to subscribe to “leaders are made” versus “leaders are born” but perhaps both positions are right. What do we know about the genetics of leadership? […]




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Free Coaching Exercise: Coping with Stress to Avoid Relapse-Meditation Exercise

December 16, 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: Meditation exercise to cope and manage stress. How to Administer and Use this Exercise […]




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