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Teams that are stuck in storming experience similar “symptoms” including strained interpersonal relationships, recurring conflicts, and difficulty making decisions that “stick”. Team leaders often diagnose these problems as a “lack of trust”. Unfortunately, while there may be an element of truth in this diagnosis, focusing on trust usually won’t solve the problem.
LevelUP™ is a new personalized coaching experience that can help lift your leaders out of the weeds and provide them with a clear path forward to fully embrace their roles and achieve business results.
The above quote is credited to the late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and was made famous as the title of the late Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver’s 1982 biography. Both were extremely successful at their respective crafts. Producing not only winning teams...
Are leaders born or made? The answer is yes. Everyone has some inborn traits helpful to leadership roles. Some are born with A LOT of them. Others, not so much. But, no leader is perfect and growth and development still occurs.
Based on the combination of our experience and the most up to date research, The Bailey Group has identified a list of personality traits and characteristics that define a healthy, effective and successful leader.
I’ve noticed the term “Own It” showing up in social media posts lately, and after some limited research decided that it is being used as a “slang” term for accountability. Some examples include: Take responsibility for what you’ve doneBe accountable for your...
I am not a fan of making New Year’s resolutions for obvious reasons. Hardly anyone keeps them for very long. It has been said that it takes at least six weeks of continuous work to turn something like a resolution into a habit - exercising, dieting, biking, and the...
The Bailey Group’s Executive Coaching model is based on the premise that growing as a leader requires growing in self-awareness and “seeing” your habits of behavior. Importantly, it also requires a willingness to experiment with new and more constructive beliefs and behaviors, even if it is uncomfortable or even scary.
Unspoken assumptions are often at the root of miscommunication between leaders and their direct reports. Misaligned mindsets are also at the root of confusion about who should be doing what and when. This blog provides an example that will guide you to be able to surface the unspoken assumptions and clear up misalignment.
To do a good job coaching and developing the individuals on your team, senior leaders need both the drive and the right personality strengths. If either the motivation or the ability is missing, an executive coach can make a great partner.