Author Archives: Barb Krantz Taylor

10 Mar

Measuring the Impact of Coaching

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz TaylorBarb Krantz Taylor, , , ,

Measuring the impact of executive coaching and the link to business results is a challenge. While the business impact of coaching may not be as easy to quantify as weekly sales results or quarterly profits they can—and should—be measured. Ideally, there would be a way to measure the direct ROI of coaching. Unfortunately, no such

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03 Feb

The One Conversation you need

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz TaylorBarb Krantz Taylor, , , , , , , , , , ,

The One Conversation to raise Employee Engagement In my more flippant moments, I believe that employee engagement is actually quite simple. ASK employees what engages them then, make it happen. Back in the real world, it may not be so simple but here is an easy process for having an effective Engaging Conversation! Step One: 

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20 Jan

Getting 20% More!

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz TaylorBarb Krantz Taylor, , , , , , , ,

One of my favorite leisure activities is dog agility.  In agility, the human handler directs their dog through an obstacle course.   The best agility dogs have a tremendous combination of drive and control.  Drive is the internal desire of the dog to go as fast as possible through the course.  Drive is noticed when the

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28 Aug

Overwork in America—and in Your Workplace!

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I swear, every time I ask someone “How are you?” I hear the phrase “Busy!” Would that be your answer, too? According to a fascinating research study in 2005 (entitled Overwork in America; When the way we work becomes too much—you can see where I got my title to this blog) 1 in 3 Americans

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23 Jul

The Spider Web of Connections

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Frances Hasselbein (the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America) once said that women leaders tend to see themselves working in the center of a web of connections with others. Think spider web, without the Black Widow image. In contrast, Ms. Hasselbein says male leaders tend to lead from the top of a pyramid,

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17 Jun

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I love this phrase. Its relevance hits me almost every day, since what I do for a living is listen to what people think. Nowhere is this more evident than when I hear about conflict in the workplace. A common example (paraphrased) sounds something like this: “I have this colleague—he is such a jerk. Everyone

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21 Apr

A Canine Approach to Engagement

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I just got back from an agility event with Solar, my four-year-old Aussie Shepherd. We have been doing agility training together since she was 10 weeks old. Participating in agility training and competitions with Solar is one of my favorite things to do. As we were driving back from the event in Illinois, I was

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18 Mar

Leading From Any Job Title

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I’ve been in offices where someone introduces me to an administrative assistant saying “He/She’s the one in charge of everything.” They usually aren’t joking! Leadership is different from management, because anyone in any role can be a leader. Leadership is not about holding a specific position, but about developing self-awareness, adding skills and building relationships

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