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Beth Armknecht Miller

Six Gifts of Leadership

True leaders demonstrate servant leadership which requires time and lots of it. Here is a list of acts of leadership that are true gifts to employees receiving them.

Cherie Healey

Blog post: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Executive coach and guest velocity guru Cherie Healey offers more guidance on building Brand YOU — ways to move beyond obstacles, build your personal brand, and harness your full leadership potential.

Leonard Kim

Blog post: Micromanagers Make Less Productive Workers. But What About Elon Musk?

Micromanagers Make Less Productive Workers. But What About Elon Musk?

Entry level workers don’t work well with someone breathing down their neck. Leaders, on the other hand, are not the same as an entry level or mid level employee — it is one leader’s job to attract other leaders, to move forward together.

Cherie Healey

Blog post: Taking Time for Yourself Will Help You Get More Done at Work

Taking Time for Yourself Will Help You Get More Done at Work

Great leaders are givers — but in an effort to give more, do more and be more, many put their own needs on the back burner. These three habits can help you be well to do well.

First Round Review

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

The single most important thing a boss can do is focus on guidance: giving it, receiving it, and encouraging it. Guidance, which is fundamentally just praise and criticism, is usually called “feedback,” but feedback is screechy and makes us want to put our hands over our ears. Guidance is something most of us long for.

Henry Evans

Blog post: The Language of Accountability

The Language of Accountability

Language used to forecast relationship or project failure is called the “Glossary of Failure.” Learn to use specific, clear language to increase accountability and strengthen the accountability culture within your organization.

Beth Armknecht Miller

Coach Others ‘In-The-Moment’

Unlike scheduled 1on1 meetings, coaching others 'in the moment' is not scheduled and occurs when you, as manager, observe an opportunity for an employee to be coached. Follow these tips for identifying the best times to provide coaching and feedback to your employees.

Beth Armknecht Miller

Blog post: Start With Trust When Coaching

Start With Trust When Coaching

Coaching has become a critical competency for today’s leaders, and has been shown to deliver a number of benefits including: increased performance, communication skills, and better work relationships. Here are six techniques to use during your coaching conversations to make them productive.

Andrew Adelman

Blog post: Building a High Velocity Team

Building a High Velocity Team

Coretechs CEO Andrew Adelman offers 4 tips on using fact-based interviews for making better hires.

Jeff Lugerner

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.' -Yogi Berra

Are You a One-Pitch Leader?

Experts will tell you that the best pitchers have 3-4 different pitches they can throw at any given time and at any velocity they choose to solve the predicament in front of them. Follow these four steps to increase your versatility and effectiveness.

Henry Evans

Blog post: The Language of Accountability

Use an Accountability Partner For Better Business Results

An accountability partner is someone with whom we share our commitments, knowing that they will hold us accountable and responsible for executing what we told them we would do by when we said we would do it. Follow these three tips to choose an accountability partner to drive results.

Beth Armknecht Miller

Blog post: Questions Drive Coaching Conversations

Questions Drive Coaching Conversations

For more productive 1on1s, use the GROW method (Goal setting, Reality checking of the current situation, Options available to move forward to the goal, and What, When, Who, a commitment to action.)