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Executive Advising – For Success In Work and Life


August 25, 2017

We’ve advised hundreds of leaders in all sorts of industries: corporate leaders, heads of government agencies, pastors and other leaders in the not for profit sector. Time and again we’ve heard that while having an executive advisor leads to professional success there is another added benefit.

Rich conversations with TAG’s executive advisors has an positive impact in our clients’ personal lives as well.

Check out the video below and see how TAG’s Executive Advisors can help you succeed at work – and in life. And then click here to explore how an Executive Advisor could go to work with you and your team.

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Culture Change Starts With…..Me


August 15, 2017


Leaders who are committed to crafting thriving organizational culture deal in change. It’s just part of the gig. And it’s one of the more challenging parts of leadership.

This makes it all the more important to get it right from the beginning. And the beginning is ME!

In the video below, which focuses on leadership coaching, TAG’s Shane Roberson, an experienced executive coach and Culture Architect, makes the point that “If you’re not looking for change in yourself, you’re not going to see it in others”.

All change begins with the leader being willing to change. So, that’s where the work of culture-crafting begins as well.

How TAG’s Leadership Coaching Can Help Your Team Win from TAG Consulting on Vimeo.

Coaching For Conflict Resolution


June 27, 2017

Choosing to live in the Blue Zone is one thing (a very important thing!). But having the self-awareness and skills to maintain Blue Zone living when all around you are in the Red Zone is another thing. In addition, the skill of helping your team live in the Blue Zone – to craft a Blue Zone organization – doesn’t always come naturally.

We’ve found that Blue Zone leading is immeasurably easier when you have a trusted advisor – particularly a leadership coach – to help along the way.

This video describes one example of leadership coaching, from a team of people who understand the Blue Zone inside and out.

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A 3 Step Checklist For Empowering Your Team


February 20, 2017

Two important things to know about empowering your team:

  1. We measure empowerment by how willing people are to offer us their maximum discretionary effort.
  2. We know that people feel empowered when they are motivated to give their all.

Who doesn’t want to lead a workplace environment like that?

So, how do you – in real life and in real time – empower your team?

We offer you the checklist below as a way of measuring your progress as an empowering leader. Think of it as a punchlist for your project of empowering your team. Or, even better, think of the metaphor we often use – of a team climbing up a high mountain together!

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Provide Clear Direction

An empowering leader defines the task for the team with crystal clarity. A common misconception about delegation (a component of empowerment) is that it is described by this attitude: “Do your own thing as long as you are within the basic parameters and standards of the organization”. That’s mostly being lazy and settling for less than full alignment.

Empowering direction-giving sounds more like this: “See that mountain? We’re going to climb it together, and here’s how”.

 

Provide Needed Resources

Nothing is more dis-empowering to a team than not having the tools they need to complete the task they have been assigned. As an empowering leader you make it a priority to give your people the tools and resources they need to carry out their assignments with excellence and passion.

It sounds like this: “Here is the equipment we need to climb this mountain together. This is how you use it. Trust me, I’ve tested it and everything is safe, secure, high quality, and in adequate supply. Let’s get started!”

 

Provide Coaching, Support, and Feedback

Along the way, the empowering leader is providing constant, specific coaching (“Here’s our strategy for taking the mountain”, support (“You’re doing great – here’s what I can give you for your next steps”) and feedback (“OK, let’s set up camp for the night, reflect on what we learned today and focus on how we can get even better tomorrow”)

As you get ready to climb your next mountain as a team, review this list together. Does your team have the direction, resources, feedback, support, and coaching it needs? Does each team member know that they are needed and valued and that their very best efforts will rejuvenate them and help the team win?

Helping Your Team Grow Through Coaching


January 24, 2017

Many leaders think of executive/leadership coaching as an individual ‘sport’. In fact, forging a relationship with a trusted leadership coach, having a trusted advisor, has direct and measurable positive impact on your whole team. Watch to see what we mean.

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What’s Your Personal Mission?


December 5, 2016

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Whether they pay much attention to it or not, virtually every organization of any size has a mission statement. Well crafted and well used, mission statements serve as a powerful statement of what that organization does and does NOT do, orienting everyone to a common objective.

Much less common and equally powerful, are individual mission statements, tailor made for leaders as human beings.

James Dyson is a British billionaire, industrial designer, and founder of the Dyson company. He is also an inventor best known for one invention. That, as you may know from TV ads, is his famous Dyson Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner, which is unique in the history of vacuum cleaners! You see, it pivots on a ball and operates without a bag. Kind of a big deal.

Millions of commercial cleaning workers and busy parents rise up and call James Dyson blessed!

He has invented many other things but today may best be known for his Dyson Foundation. The foundation encourages young people to become engineers and scientists but what is unique about it is that it celebrates and at times even rewards the mistakes those young people make.

You see, James Dyson learned early on that the combination of failure and determination can lead to great things. He wasn’t a good athlete as a young man but he excelled at long distance running simply because he was more determined than the other kids.

This carried over into his career as an inventor. Through the ups and downs of the creative process, through version after failed version of each successive invention, he refused to become discouraged until he had THE product.

The product that makes you say “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Here’s what Dyson told the Wall Street Journal:

“I don’t like science fiction. I don’t think it’s very clever, to be honest. It’s very easy to imagine what the world might be like. The difficult thing is making the world a better place and making things work better”.

There you have it – James Dyson’s personal mission statement:

“Making the world a better place and making things work better”.

It’s short, succinct, powerful – a guiding star to James Dyson’s life and career and the influence and impact he has had.

Here’s the key question – do YOU have a personal mission statement this clear and concise?

There’s nothing stopping you! Or there shouldn’t be.

Two resources for you to keep in mind.

Our book Your Intentional Difference: One Word Changes Everything will help you see how your uniqueness – the 5% of what you do that only you can do the way you do it – can form the crux of your life mission. Read more here.

And, for a personal touch, our leadership coaches are masters at helping individual leaders identify, hone, and live into their personal missions. Begin the process of meeting one here.

 

A Coach Can Help You Lead In The Blue Zone


November 13, 2016

Choosing to live in the Blue Zone is one thing (a very important thing!). But having the self-awareness and skills to maintain Blue Zone living when all around you are in the Red Zone is another thing. In addition, the skill of helping your team live in the Blue Zone – to craft a Blue Zone organization – doesn’t always come naturally.

We’ve found that Blue Zone leading is immeasurably easier when you have a trusted advisor – particularly a leadership coach – to help along the way.

This video describes one example of leadership coaching, from a team of people who understand the Blue Zone inside and out.

TAG Leadership Coaching – What To Expect from TAG Consulting on Vimeo.

What Does A TAG Leadership Coaching Session Look Like? (Video)


October 27, 2016

People who enter into a relationship with a leadership coach usually wonder how they ever went without it! But if you are unfamiliar with the process you might be understandably cautious. After all, what does a “coach” do? Blow a whistle? Demand that I do pushups? Yell at me?

Actually, a TAG leadership coach is a trusted advisor, for you at every step of the way, committed to your development as a leader even to the point of being willing to challenge you seriously. We specialize in asking the questions no one else might think to ask.

Veteran TAG coach Shane Roberson explains how a typical coaching session unfolds and what a typical relationship looks like in this short video.

What Can I Expect From A TAG Coaching Session? from TAG Consulting on Vimeo.