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Twofer Tuesday: On Losing Inhibitions and Mastering Management

twofer-500x500Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this —

Leading a More Lyrical Life

In his new poetry collection, Coat Thief, my friend Jeffrey Davis explores how we can let go of our fears and live with less inhibition.

His book was 12 years in the making, so it’s fitting that he invited 12 people to each read a line from his poem “Today Is the Day” in this fun promotional video. They are writers, teachers, innovators and leaders, and I’m proud to be included among them.

Watch: “Today Is the Day” by Jeffrey Davis

Core Coaching Skills for the Masterful Manager

“From what I observe in businesses, not a lot of managers use coaching skills to guide and develop their people. When managers don’t have a clear framework for initiating coaching conversations, they revert to managing in more traditional ways, without coaching.”

That’s Chip Scholz in his article exploring why mastering core coaching skills leads to better management. Thanks to Chip for including my seven core questions to open coaching conversations, as outlined in The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever.

Read: Coaching Conversations: Face the FACTS

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