Navigating Tradeoffs in a Dual-Career Marriage

Navigating Tradeoffs in a Dual-Career Marriage

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"  https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-kind-of-homework-that-helps-coaching-stick

Last month, Patrick Pichette, Google’s 52-year-old chief financial officer, announced that he was retiring to spend more time with his family. In his retirement announcement, Pichette gave voice to the sentiments of countless mid-career professionals when he asserted that “Life is wonderful” but it also involves a series of tradeoffs between professional endeavors and commitments to family and community.

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The Kind of Homework That Helps Coaching Stick

The Kind of Homework That Helps Coaching Stick

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-kind-of-homework-that-helps-coaching-stick

Managers can have a powerful, positive impact on their employees’ performance, engagement and development through coaching. When skillfully done, it can help employees clarify meaningful goals and make progress toward achieving them. But, many managers make the mistake of stopping the coaching process at the end of each conversation. You’re likely to get better results if you end each  session with something for your employee to take away and work on independently — homework.

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Be a Better Manager by Coaching Your Employees

Be a Better Manager by Coaching Your Employees

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
 http://hbr.org/tip/2014/09/29/be-a-better-manager-by-coaching-your-employees-

You can't be a great manager if you're not a good coach. Start having regular coaching conversations with your team members. Learn what drives each person and provide timely feedback. Open-ended questions are a good way to start.

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French Grandes Ecoles Need a Change of Mindset

French Grandes Ecoles Need a Change of Mindset

"Originally published on Financial Times"
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0d9b5672-df74-11e3-8842-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3J8aaC0gt

Anglo-Saxon focus on interpersonal skills is viewed with scepticism in France, writes Monique Valcour.

French grandes écoles are the elite professional schools that count most of France’s top leaders among their alumni.

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Give Your Organization a Work-Life Vision

Give Your Organization a Work-Life Vision

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/give-your-organization-a-work-life-vision/

More and more companies are acknowledging the importance of work-life balance, at least as far as official policy goes. The Families and Work Institute’s 2014 National Study of Employers finds that, compared to six years ago when it conducted the same survey, several numbers have moved in the right direction:

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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/you-cant-be-a-great-manager-if-youre-not-a-good-coach/

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most important thing you can do each day is to help your team members experience progress at meaningful work.

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The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/the-power-of-dignity-in-the-workplace/

Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And then one day things change. Perhaps a new boss is hired from the outside, who doesn’t talk to you or your colleagues in sufficient depth to understand what works well and what challenges you face.

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Help Your People Develop on the Job

Help Your People Develop on the Job

"Originally published on Harvard Business Review"
 http://hbr.org/tip/2014/03/18/help-your-people-develop-on-the-job

As much as 90% of learning and development takes place on the job – which makes sense since continuous learning is a key strategy for a sustainable career. In fact, employees’ direct managers are often their most important developers. Help your team members flourish with these tips:

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