034 The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Entrepreneur • PODCAST [Refresh]

034 The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Entrepreneur • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastThis common psychological error leads to blame and stagnation. Here’s how to notice it & avoid it.

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030 What Happened vs What’s Next: Late Work Product • PODCAST [Refresh]

030 What Happened vs What’s Next: Late Work Product • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastLearn the most effective response to late deliveries and overdue work products in just 5 minutes with Tony Mayo, the Business Owner’s Executive Coach.

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

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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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Curiosity, Confidence, and Your Cerebral Cortex Podcast

A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 9

This latest podcast is part nine of a funny and practical 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:

  • The power of being unsure, of remaining “in the inquiry” rather than settling for easy answers.
  • How to feel okay with yourself by helping others feel okay.
  • Presenting to Fortune 500 company executives.
  • The trap of over preparing your presentation.
  • Your brain’s skill for anticipating the future—and the dangerous illusions that creates.

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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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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.

Parasitic Strategies & How to Manage Ourselves

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Enjoy this free sample of my novel, Crimes of Cunning.

In Chapter 15, Who Has the Helm, the main character learns about the childish tactics that persist into adulthood and sometimes take control of our actions. His wife also shares the counterintuitive response that takes away their power over us.

Click here to download the free .pdf. No registration, no pitch, just a gift. Read it and reap.

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