028 “Got to” vs “Get to” • PODCAST [Refresh]

028 “Got to” vs “Get to” • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastShifting this verbal habit will boost your energy and satisfaction; details in this quick audio message from The Business Owner’s Executive Coach, Tony Mayo.

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027 Curing Overwhelm • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastLearn the one common mistake to avoid if you are tired of feeling overwhelmed by listening to this quick audio message from Tony Mayo, The Business Owner’s Executive Coach.

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026 Stick to One Point, Make a Big Impact • PODCAST [Refresh]

026 Stick to One Point, Make a Big Impact • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


 

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Simplify your mission and increase your impact. A quick message on the surprising power of mission focus from Tony Mayo, The Business Owner’s Executive Coach.

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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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024 For You, It’s a Choice • PODCAST [Refresh]

024 For You, It’s a Choice • PODCAST [Refresh]

 


Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastA quick message on shaking off the burden of obligations and taking on the power of choice, from The Business Owner’s Executive Coach.

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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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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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Click here for Tony Mayo's podcastThis latest podcast is part seven 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:

  • Put something “at stake”
    • Power of a public promise
  • Integrity under uncertainty
  • Stop grasping, start gaining
    • The power of “giving up”
  • “Hero Managers” attract unreliable employees
  • Don’t be sorry, be successful
    • Recovering from failure
  • Choose your thoughts

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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.

☣ Coronavirus is coming to us. Is your business ready?

☣ Coronavirus is coming to us. Is your business ready?

Tony wearing Face Mask RespiratorA global pandemic now seems inevitable.
Get ready!

You’ve no doubt heard the advice about handwashing and avoiding crowds in confined spaces: concerts, aircraft, conferences. I’d add, “Do everything you can –STARTING RIGHT NOW– to stay healthy and strong: adequate sleep, regular exercise, and good food (including weight control).”

 

Here’s one you may not have thought of:

The U.S. CDC recommends getting a flu vaccination.

The CDC has detailed guidelines for employers here:

 

In particular, I’d suggest:

  • Have a clear and well-communicated policy for various epidemic scenarios.
    • Step One: How will employees know whether to stay home?
    • How will you communicate your status to clients and vendors?
      How will they communicate their status to your business?
      For example, what if your cleaning service abandons you?
  • Implement “Work from Home” technology and policies. This should include:
    • A staggered schedule of “dry run” tests by every single employee who might need to work from home.
    • Plan and prepare projects that can be postponed until people are at home, so they have things to do in case their regular duties are exhausted or rendered unnecessary under the circumstances.
  • Make sure you have all essential positions filled. You don’t want to lose people to illness when you are already short-staffed.
  • Stock up now, before the rush, on hand sanitizers and face masks, including wipes for conference tables, telephone handsets, doorknobs, coffee machines, keyboards, etc.

Any other ideas?
Add yours to the comments below.