Monthly Archives: April 2011

Teleos among the honored guests at West Point to honor the legendary, Frances Hesselbein

Kristin Von Donop and Chris Allen Thomas, from Teleos, were among the honored guests for the event on April 28, 2011, where West Point honored Frances Hesselbein with a farewell reception to recognize her mentorship of military cadets. Continue reading

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Give the Gift of You: One-on-one feedback conversations

After all of my years as an Executive Coach, I continue to be surprised that some leaders withhold the gift of feedback, or at least put it off until it’s too late. Feedback, in the form of one-on-one conversations, builds relationships and improves performance—and it is the key to Resonant Relationships. So why the resistance? Continue reading

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I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. Who am I?

I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Who am I? Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: GOOD GUY WINS!

When I speak about emotional intelligence and resonant leadership, I often hear the following comment, “I like what you are saying, but it looks to me that the ones who get ahead are the ruthless ones, the ones that match their strategies to the preferences of the people at the top.”

I know the questioner is wrestling with how to lead from their values and staying true to their beliefs. It may not be easy, but being attuned to your values and being the leader and person you would want your kids to be proud of, does work in business. My former coachee is happy, affirmed, and has no regrets.

As I look back on our many sessions together where he talked openly about his frustration and hurt, I also recall his frequent expression of hope. He believed in the wisdom of his approach to the business, so he persevered and stuck with the company long enough to see his dreams realized. And that makes me happy.
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2011 Spring Trends for Leaders: Polka Dots = Power Spots

Dr. Salacia contends leaders can be 23% more effective if they just stop spending so much time getting feedback on things that don’t really matter. “Forget about competency models,” says Dr. Salacia. “This season’s leader is all about polka-dots (power spots) and long jackets!” Continue reading

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