Entries by Coach Padraig

How to lead an exhausted team when you feel the same

How many people on your team are feeling worn out? Business as usual feels like a thing of the distant past and any more “pivoting” will be too much for an already exhausted team. Shutting down, returning to work, a second shut down (and a third?) and now continued uncertainty — anticipating, planning, scrambling, and […]

At what point is your management career most at risk??

What we’ve seen and heard from thousands of clients in hundreds of organizations over the last nine years is that the biggest challenge individual leaders had to get through in their career – and the biggest risk companies face in people management – is…that first big step from worker to manager. If you’re facing this, […]

Why making assumptions can be damaging your team

Making assumptions can be a problem for anyone but particularly for a leader in the workplace. When we assume things about ourselves, other people or circumstances, it can cause: Division, possibly to the point of creating a toxic work culture Hard feelings, which foster discontent and complacency Loss of motivation, feeling there’s no point Team […]

Confidently lead your team using a coach approach

At Padraig, not only do we coach leaders in organizations throughout North America, but we also help leaders bring a coach approach to their own leadership. So, what’s the difference between coaching and a Coach Approach? Well, coaching is a professional service requiring significant training, experience and certification whereas a Coach Approach is a tool […]

Is escalating conflict threatening your team?

In our last blog, we looked at conflict and individuals: How to recognize it in ourselves and others, and how resolving conflict always starts with “the why.” Productivity and performance suffer for a few reasons: A team that lacks cohesion is not going to be as effective as a team where everyone trusts and works […]

How resolving conflict starts with “the why”

Are tempers flaring in your workplace? Have you witnessed some heated conversations? Have any team members sought your help resolving conflict? What about you? Do you feel exhausted, short-tempered? Does one of your peers push all the wrong buttons? Irritate you every time you have to work together? Whenever there are relationships, there is bound […]

Strategies for managing performance reviews during a pandemic

Whether you still have the dreaded annual performance review or you’ve moved to ongoing performance management conversations — or you have some blend of the two — performance management during a global pandemic takes on some new dimensions. First: Do them, or skip them? Whether you have performance reviews regularly or annually, should you do […]

Storytelling is the career superpower your clients need to master

Being able to deliver a compelling career story will help jobseekers identify their value and communicate it to employers Alastair MacFadden Contemplating a path through an uncertain future can be agonizing. For students and workers, it can be particularly uncomfortable. They are bombarded with information and advice. From the future of work to the impact […]

Is destructive workplace conflict affecting your team?

Every workplace has conflict, every group, every family unit. Conflict is unavoidable wherever there are human relationships. While we often view conflict as a bad thing, there are actually two types of conflict. It can be either unproductive or productive. Today we’re going to focus on the unproductive kind, and discuss what to do about […]