Entries by Coach Padraig

14 Strategies to avoid miscommunication with your team

When communication is effective, you’ll typically see flourishing teams and businesses. When it’s poor, you’ll see conflict, tension, missed deadlines (or opportunities!), mistakes, inefficiency and other mayhem. Learning how to avoid miscommunication is key. In our work with leaders, we’ve seen some common areas where communication can be problematic. Here are some of the challenging […]

Leadership tips for managing team members who question authority

At some point, most leaders encounter someone who seems to want to undermine them. Whether you’re leading an organization or put in charge of a project team, dealing with someone who is resisting your leadership or outright insubordinate is necessary before it damages your team, the esprit de corps or your reputation. Often, questioning authority […]

Are you making time for leadership self-care?

When was the last time you told someone on your team to take a break, delegate or take some time off? Good leaders watch out for people who report to them. But when was the last time that you told yourself to take a break, delegate or booked time off? Good leaders should take care […]

How organizations with a coaching culture win BIG

In our last blog, we talked about how leaders can significantly expand their leadership toolkits by learning to use a coach approach with their staff. Learning when and how to use a coach approach with your staff has the potential to epically change your leadership experience and the experience of those you lead. So, what […]

What to consider when preparing to return to work

Now that things are reopening, many of us are preparing to return to work. Whether you’re already partly there, or still anticipating it, here are some things to think about as we ease back into a life that is closer to how things were before the pandemic — yet still so different. Here are some […]

Succession planning: Do you have an effective system?

What would you do if a key executive were to leave your company unexpectedly? What does your succession planning look like? Life is full of unexpected changes. Maybe someone decides to retire early due to a change in health or family circumstances. Or, maybe someone is offered a dream position in another city or country […]

5 Must-have conversations for a new manager to succeed

Whether you’re a senior leader promoting someone into a management role, or you’re an HR advisor helping with that process, here are 5 conversations to have with that new manager to help them succeed. One of the steepest hills any of us ever climb in our career ascent is the one from “worker” to “manager.” […]

Develop your virtual offsite to be more than another Zoom meeting

Is it time to consider hosting a virtual offsite or leadership retreat for your team? We’ve spoken before about the benefits of having a leadership offsite that doesn’t have to be a luxury getaway trip. Obviously right now, we’re facing travel restrictions and public health restrictions on gatherings in public spaces, but that doesn’t make […]

The power of peer learning with other leaders

Want to accelerate your leadership? One common feeling among executive leaders is loneliness or isolation. It makes sense that you’re going to feel a bit lonely at the top — you’re not going to hang out with your team members the way you would with peers, and you may not want to appear vulnerable to […]