February 2013 Blog Posts (34)

Whose Job Is It?

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

I recently had two experiences that reminded me of an executive coaching engagement some three years past. A feeling of déjà vous came over me. It wasn’t a completely pleasant feeling as, at least for the first part of it, the coaching engagement had covered some pretty rocky ground.

The reason that the engagement was brought back to mind was that the triggering event was repeated in…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 28, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

What is HR Excellence?

We had in one of the first posts here asked you to define what you thought HR Excellence was. From the level of responses I am assuming ( I know the problems with assumptions) that you are having a hard time coming to some sort of consensus. So let me tell you what I feel the components of the definition of HR excellence are:

Achieving HR EXCELLENCE is the result of:

CARING more about your…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 28, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Human Resource Blogs (Why we do it)

One of the blogs I read each week is that of Ben Eubank's Upstart HR. In his post for the week he posed the question shown in the title above. For your consideration here is the text of his latest blog. After the text of Ben's post we will add some after thoughts of our own on the topic.

So maybe you read half a dozen human resources blogs, or maybe this is the only one you follow. Why do people write human resources blogs? What’s the point?

Well, I can’t…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 27, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Why Do I Need a Coach? Part Two

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

Many people ask themselves this question only to dismissively conclude that the answer is that they don't need a coach. But highly successful people always seem to have a different take on the issue. 'If a coach can help me win - I want one - because I want to win.'

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 26, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Executive Briefing - Developing Valuable Relationships

Executive Briefing Webinar: Creating Valuable Relationships

(Full 45 min Webinar as presented to SECAF w/slides)

Learn how to create and maintain valuable relationships - and how the effective use of a CRM can turbo-charge that process.

Matthew Falls was part of a team that built a technology company. He…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 26, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Value > Price

Value > Price

by NORA D. RICHARDSON

Every once and awhile, I get a request that looks something like this, “I need a brochure. Please tell me how much that would cost me.”…

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Added by Nora D. Richardson on February 25, 2013 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments

Soar with the Eagles – Even When You’re Surrounded by Chickens

First Steps

When new clients begin to work with me toward the objectives of improving their lives, one of my first questions is about the influence of others. I ask about their spouses, their children, relatives and friends. I do so to establish a specific directive for my client to assess.

I challenge the client by asking “Why should you care what they think? These people have influenced you throughout your life. So how do you think they will react to the fact that you…

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Added by Shannon Panzo on February 23, 2013 at 9:33pm — No Comments

REVELATION: Joseph's Message

Some books help to change our lives. If you value your future then consider the wisdom that shines through the pages of this book. Here are a couple of passages that I hope will make you sit up and think.

"If you take away the shared field of consciousness on Earth, if you take away the darkness, then the soul begins to remember that it itself is Light! If…
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Added by Mike O'Hare on February 23, 2013 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Why Do I Need a Coach? Part One

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

Many people ask themselves this question only to dismissively conclude that the answer is that they don't need a coach. But highly successful people always seem to have a different take on the issue. 'If a coach can help me win - I want one - because I want to win.'

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One response is particularly interesting - “I…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 22, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments

Trends in Angel Investing

… and some of what they mean for founders of start-ups

by Dr. Earl R. Smith II, Managing Partner, Growthers

Most of the work that we do at Growthers is with mid-market companies. Our value proposition is simply more potent when a company has already navigated the reefs and shoals of the start-up phase. I come more closely in contact with the stresses and travails of founders through my executive coaching practice. Recently I have been approached…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 22, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

No such thing as too much communication!!

No such thing as too much communication!!

As with any relationship communication is key. I have found it is far better to over communicate than under communicate. Clients appreciate knowing what is going on and one of the biggest complaints about…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 20, 2013 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Social Media Interview with TechAccess TV

Watch my Video on Social Media for Small Businesses

 

 

Added by LaShon Anthony on February 19, 2013 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Request a Consultation Call with Me through Clarity

LaShon Anthony

Greater Chicago Area View profile

SME, speaker, writer,…

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Added by LaShon Anthony on February 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Eleven Habits of Self-Sabotaging People - Part Two

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

This article has its roots in a chance conversation with an old friend. He shook his head and wondered why one of his employees kept acting in ways that sabotaged his own interests. It got me to wondering - then asking - then asking some more. This is a journey inward as much as outward. After all, none of us are exempt from being human.…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 14, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Eleven Habits of Self-Sabotaging People - Part One

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

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I’ve been a student of human behavior for at least four decades. During that time I’ve become fascinated by behaviors which people adopt and which are self-sabotaging. Over the years I have developed a list of these behaviors which I used to keep track of the tendencies of people that I met. [Have you noticed that there seem to be a lot more…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 14, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Change can be good!!!!

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments

The New Networking Hotspot: Airplanes

The New Networking Hotspot: Airplanes

by NORA D. RICHARDSON

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While speaking with a few of my business friends the other day, I was quite shocked to hear that most of them had never given much thought to the idea of networking while flying. So many missed…

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Added by Nora D. Richardson on February 13, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

New Favorite Quote!

Every so often I find a great quote I really love.

This one, in particular, I found today:

When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that's a sign that something really good is about to happen. You're about to grow and learn a lot about yourself.”

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

I found this particularly motivating due to the fact I'm expecting to go through some…

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Added by Melissa Ruth on February 13, 2013 at 12:27am — 2 Comments

We Build Companies

Experience. Vision. Growth: We help clients prepare for growth, drive growth and ride the growth curve. We don’t spend a lot of time getting ready. Our…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 12, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Coaching Notes - The Value of a Good Coach

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

Many people ask themselves this question only to dismissively conclude that the answer is that they don’t need a coach. But highly successful people always seem to have a different take on the issue. ‘If a coach can help me win – I want one – because I want to win.’

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One response is particularly interesting – “I…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on February 12, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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