A simple model to help you have fruitful feedback conversations and deal skillfully with defensiveness.
By devoting just 20-minutes a day, career fulfillment and success at work are within reach. This article gives useful guidance for daily career action.
Next Step Partners is now offering two new online courses for managers and leaders of all levels: Coaching for Performance & Giving and Receiving Feedback.
NSP Partner Heather Corcoran interviews one of Google’s executive coaches on selecting the coach that will allow for the best outcome.
Inspired by work with thousands of professionals from all sectors, this updated Career Handbook has become standard-issue at a variety of top MBA programs.
Lisa Lahey, co-author of the groundbreaking book, Immunity to Change, will join Next Step Partners in an event for Bay Area business and non-profit leaders.
Immunity to Change is the most effective process we know to address someone’s internal barriers to self-improvement. It makes a difference quickly.
For all HR leaders who need to get executive team support for Leadership Development programs, we have some tried and true approaches and tips.
Fewer things affect quality of work more than someone’s relationship with their supervisor. Learn about the hallmarks of a great boss and you too can be one of them.
Next Step Partners announces Leadership Exchange to connect Bay Area leaders with peers to share perspectives and strategies on current business challenges.
Brandon Hall awards high honors to Leading in a Global Enterprise, a program that Next Step Partners created with their client, Genentech.
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Executive Coaching develops the ability of leaders to make a greater impact in their organizations. We determine a coaching program’s focus by what the leader and the people they work with believe will make the biggest, most positive difference. (more…)
Reengaging in a tense situation can be scary. What if he doesn’t listen? What if she makes you even angrier? But even a tough conversation is better than letting a situation fester. (more…)
When you apply thinking like a lawyer to your career, there’s a good chance you’ll conclude that future possibilities or unfamiliar behaviors probably won’t work. So you probably won’t try, or try hard enough. (more…)
If the suggestions of other people fundamentally don’t fit with your natural style or address the deeper issues you are grappling with, you are setting yourself up for continued and sometimes greater failure. (more…)
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Have you ever experienced one of those moments when you know that what you’ve been doing will no longer work – that your team is self-destructing by having the same debilitating struggles, or that you are damaging your long-term health by attempting to maintain unmanageable levels of stress (more…)
You probably thought that getting through the interviews and getting the offer was the hard part—especially in a bad economy. Or maybe the tricky part was negotiating your compensation package? In reality, it’s the first days, weeks, and months that are the most critical. (more…)