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Nov 20, 2020

Two dates:
Monday, November 30, 2020
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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Registration closes for “Leveraging Your Strengths and the Strengths of Others.”

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Nov 5, 2020

This month’s coaching conversation is about creating a script called ‘Style.’ The script helps make difficult conversations easier.

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Oct 1, 2020

This month’s coaching conversation follows a leader who worries that he’s not very adept when it comes to creating personal connections. He and Tom explore two skills and one mindset that will help ease his way.

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Sep 3, 2020

This month’s coaching conversation explores how leaders can foster psychological safety. Teams high in both safety and accountability enter a “Learning Zone” where high performance follows naturally.

In this month’s conversation, Tom and his client mentioned “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande. His...


Aug 6, 2020

This month’s coaching conversation explores whether feedback should be given upwards in the first place. If so, are there ways to deliver upward feedback effectively?

In the commentary, Tom tells a story about the famous Marshmallow Test being debunked. Here's the column he mentions: