back to the office

Back to the office or work from home?

So many leaders we are talking with these days are consumed by the same issue: What does “back to the office” look like for their organization? There’s a lot for leaders to consider when thinking about returning to work. We’ve heard of organizations who are declaring the office obsolete and embracing work from home. We’ve […]

lead your team

Confidently Lead Your Team Using a Certified Executive Coach Approach

At Padraig, not only do we coach leaders in organizations throughout North America, but we also help leaders bring a certified executive coach approach to their 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 […]

avoid miscommunication

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 […]

making assumptions

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 […]