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Why Acknowledgement And Appreciation Matter For You And Your Team

Written by Christine Grimm, January 27, 2021

After coaching executives for 24 years, I have watched how the ebb and flow of acknowledgment and appreciation impact the performance of a team. For the leader who is genuine and generous with his or her attention, there is a big potential upside: People will do more for you. Because our desire to be “seen” and acknowledged runs so deep in all of us, our response to the attention and recognition is immediate.  Like a plant that is in dire need of water, we perk up and bask in the sunlight. 

So you want them to change?

Written by Christine Grimm, October 26th, 2020

For almost 24 years, I’ve been coaching executives. Men and women. Big companies, start-ups, government agencies, for- and not-for-profit. Leaders with years of experience and first-time CEOs. One thing they all have in common is wanting their people, and business, to change. I don’t know that I have ever heard a leader say they were satisfied with the performance of the team or the behavior of a direct report. 

Expert Tips For A Successful Pitch From 14 Executive Coaches

Featured on Expert Panel, October 22nd, 2020

When pitching an idea to senior leaders, investors or a board, make sure you have a clear “headline” for the most significant business impact your idea will achieve. Show them you have done your homework, really understand the data and financials and have played out the scenarios and key decisions. This will give them confidence that an investment in you and your idea is a “sure thing.”

Featured on Expert Panel, October 22nd, 2020

The first step to having a powerful online brand is to know who you are and what you have to offer. Ensure that all of your social media (personal and professional) and online offerings are planned to enhance, not confuse or take away from the brand image you want. This does not mean being fake or inauthentic. It requires that you are clear and then congruent when representing yourself.

It’s ‘Bring Yourself To Work’ DaY

Written by Christine Grimm, Sept 23rd, 2020

For over 23 years, I’ve coached executives on how to behave at work. The ultimate goal is always the same: Help this person be the best they can be as they move their team and business forward. Sometimes we focus on behaviors that are creating conflict with other people. Some engagements focus on increasing influence across the enterprise. Often we bring a new tool kit and expanded leadership thinking to up-level a team’s performance and functionality. These are normal executive coaching engagements, or at least they were before Covid-19 sent us home.

Featured on Expert Panel, May 27th, 2020

Set A Daily Goal

There is no better time than now, in the midst of uncertainty and change, to reach out to old friends, clients and connections. Working from home has isolated us, leaving many people wanting to hear from someone (anyone!) in their network. You don't need an agenda. Set a goal to connect with one or two people a day. If you need a reason or purpose to reach out, try thanking them for something in the past.

Featured on Expert Panel September 25th, 2019


Establish Processes For Listening To Stakeholders

Put processes in place to really listen to all of your stakeholders. Make it a part of your culture to build a deep understanding of what your customers need and want. Create a customer profile that is “alive” so that the business can grow as the customer’s needs evolve. Ask your team to discuss customer needs without judgment and defensiveness. Value all feedback your customers give you.


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