Life Coaching And The Creek

Earlier this year, we bought a cabin on a creek. It’s just feet from the water. We’ve seen muskrats and osprey, frogs and turtles, geese and salamanders and crayfish. Every moment you look, the creek is different than it was. It carries leaves downstream and sometimes fallen branches, and the bubbles aren’t the same as […]

How To Create A Role And Outcome Statement

Making Expectations Clear

Ever since I shared the importance of establishing clear expectations for employees, I’ve gotten requests to help you do that. Only 60% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they know what is expected of them at work, which leaves 40% guessing and the engagement level plummeting. At EnergyCAP, Inc., we’ve created role and outcome statements […]

5 Reasons Not To Get A Coach

Let’s say everyone from your neighbor to your aunt to your racquetball partner Billy are talking about their coaches: “You’ve just got to hear the question my coach asked me,” Billy says, “He’s so curious. And just listen to the story I was telling myself, he’s so perceptive. My coach is the greatest. I don’t […]

Faith Friday: Does Engagement Apply To Churches?

Note: By request of our blog readers, on Friday we answer reader-submitted questions from a faith perspective. If you’re not interested, no worries, just skip the post. To submit a question, you can post a comment or contact me. We’ve written previously about employee engagement within the workplace. This reader wonders if the same principles […]

How To Work With Dominant People Without Disengaging

I’m friends with them, work with them, am led by them. They’re around me at the office, at church, at home. I’m even married to one. Yesterday we talked about how to work with compliant people without crushing them, and discussed the RightPath tool that helps our employees understand more about themselves and working with others. […]

August Roundup: Most Read and Shared Blog Posts and Quotes

A month ago, I restarted this blog to keep in step with my career change. I had joined the human resources and coaching professions and wanted to share what I was learning. Regardless of where you work—an office, on the road, at home, at a church—your work is a significant part of your life. My […]