025 Capsule Coaching for All Leaders • PODCAST [Refresh]

025 Capsule Coaching for All Leaders • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastA quick message on the most important thing for leaders to learn and two things they must do, from The Business Owner’s Executive Coach.

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021 Growing Beyond Control into Confidence • DeskVideo • PODCAST [Refresh]

021 Growing Beyond Control into Confidence • DeskVideo • PODCAST [Refresh]


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastThis short podcast describes an important step in the growth of business owners and other leaders, moving beyond the urge to control and micro-manage every action toward acting with confidence in your team and your own ability to respond to every eventuality.

 


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018 A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 9 • PODCAST [Refresh]


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastThis latest podcast is part nine of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon. Ron is an expert on the use of information by executives of large organizations. Listen as two experienced business people play with useful ideas in this episode including:

  • Group coaching for executives
  • Power of public promises
  • Hire nice people
  • Writing a good want ad
  • Working for a jerk
  • The power of “I don’t know”
  • Build charisma with genuine curiosity
  • Whose responsibility is it to cause significant genuine conversations
  • The boss’s job is to create an environment where people can be effective
  • The CEO Conversation
  • Unleash creativity by exchanging certainty for confidence

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Executive Coaching by Email for Business Owners


CEO Executive Coach Tony Mayo has shared a great deal of practical information with business people since re-launching his free e-mail newsletter in 2008. Newsletter sample from Tony Mayo
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011 A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 6 • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastThis latest podcast is part five of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon. Ron is an expert on the use of information by executives of large organizations. Listen as two experienced business people play with useful ideas in this episode including;

  • Commitment exists only in language
  • Useful reminders vs. empty affirmations
  • The power of choice
    • Banishing “I have to…”
  • Holding a Space vs succumbing to overwhelm

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008 Truth or Consequences? Teleseminar Discussion • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

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Integrity is usually a major conversation when I coach groups of executives. It almost always comes up in the context of arriving at the meeting on time or returning promptly from breaks.1 This leads to a discussion of consequences, by which people mean punishments for not being on time: fines, humiliation, etc. This opens a powerful examination of monitoring, enforcement, and integrity throughout the organization.

 


 

This podcast is a teleseminar discussion of one of my favorite blog posts, Truth or Consequences: Beyond the punishment model. Managing your employees with straight talk and accountability vs. punishment.

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1 For a good article on methods top executives use to be on time see this blog post from Levenger.

 


 

006 Roadwork for Enduring Results • PODCAST [Refresh]


 

Roadwork for Enduring Success

I developed this talk for the initial meeting of executive coaching groups to prepare them for the slow, sometimes difficult aspects of their work. I have used it many times to great effect when launching teams into other long-term projects. Some of my coaching clients have even adapted it for their own presentations.

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Executive Coaching for Subordinates

Are you a business owner thinking about whether coaching might improve the performance of your COO or another key executive?  My answer is, “Yes,” in most cases, but only if the CEO is being coached. I’ve learned the hard way over the years that I can have a major, enduring impact with a COO or other direct report only when I am also coaching the CEO. I believe this is generally the case with true executive coaches.1

Any growth or development on the part of a subordinate that is not shared by the boss is likely to have two unwanted effects. First, the boss’s unchanged behavior will undermine and thwart the direct report’s new behavior. Second, the developing key executive will either abandon the changes or judge the boss to be the bigger problem and leave. As one blunt coach said to a prospect, “If I fix your VP without you moving in the same direction, you will become the problem.”

If your COO needs only “management training” there are plenty of less costly ways to get it. Start with the basic books, for example, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People, Ken Blanchard’s One Minute Manager, almost anything by Peter Drucker, starting with Management, and the classic by Bill Oncken Who’s Got the Monkey? (free download)

Stay away from inspiring stores of genius leaders such as Steve Jobs, Harold Geneen, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, etc. They are unique, lucky, and extraordinarily difficult to work with. They certainly were not copying anyone. Anyone attempting to copy them is likely to cause disasters both financial and personal.

These recommendations for management training, as with executive coaching, require the ultimate leader and influencer (you, the CEO/Owner) to learn and practice the same techniques.

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1 I say true executive coaches because, these days, every consultant, trainer, and even many salespeople now call themselves coaches. That’s a topic for another post.