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Train 'em, Coach 'em, Challenge 'em or Lose 'em!   The world of work is evolving faster than anyone could have imagined a generation ago – and probably more dramatically than those of us immersed in it even realize. The amount of knowledge doubles every five years. This knowledge-based economy presents many challenges to include finding, placing and retaining the best people.
In the past, an organization's value was in hard goods. Value could be measured in inventory and equipment – which is easy to control, easy to measure and easy to identify. And when an employee left you knew your equipment was still bolted to the factory floor. If an employee leaves today, you've lost something. But, what have you lost?

Why Coaching Makes Financial Sense   Coaching is literally exploding onto the national and international scene. Eager for more effective tools to help them and their organizations move beyond the limitations of other organizational development and process improvement programs, executives and managers are discovering how coaching can expand people's ability to take effective action.

Leadership: It's a Dance Not a Solo Act   Several times a year I have the opportunity to be a part of a team of men who come together with the intention of helping other men learn about things like accountability, commitment and leadership. After 8 years of doing these weekend retreats I realize how necessary these training sessions are because most men (and women) have a very limited knowledge and "healthy" experience of these values and concepts.

The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence (EQ)   Imagine you're in Las Vegas on business and as you walk through the casino of your hotel you notice a colleague motioning to you. He pulls you to the side and says that he knows a simple way to raise your odds of winning on any game from about 2% to 85%. Interested or at the very least intrigued? What if I told you about a strategy to increase your probability of personal and professional success up to 85%...would you be equally interested? If so then let me introduce you to Emotional Intelligence.

What is your Lifeís Work?   Explore some of the important considerations involved in determining whether your life and career are aligned with your talents, capabilities, and values.

Executive Success and Emotional Intelligence   Why do some executives know how to adapt to all types of personalities, and know instinctively how to handle a difficult situation? Research has shown that the greatest predictor of executive success is the development and use of Emotional Intelligence.

Tips for Creating an Authentic Career.   This article offers a road map for finding the career thatís right for you.

Executive and Business Coaching.   New study establishes a 529% ROI for executive coaching - a case study on the return on investment of executive coaching from the ASTD online newsletter.

It Pays to be in Flow.   What do Jeff Gordon (race car driver), Bruce Willis (actor) and Terry Bradshaw (sports commentator) have in common? All three men have indicated that they feel like they were born to do what they do and when they are fully engaged they describe it as effortless and natural. In other words they are in FLOW and for that each is paid large sums of MONEY.

Employee Retention   Perhaps one of the biggest challenges a company faces is retaining the talent it already has. Turnover is costly, so it's crucial for companies to keep the good people in their organizations.

Succeeding at Selling in the Real World. Successful selling depends on having the right kinds of skills. As markets become more sophisticated and the techniques for reaching those markets effectively become ever more complicated, we sometimes lose sight of the two most important aspects of the selling process: the real, perfectly human person functioning in the role of Buyer and the real, perfectly human person functioning in the role of Seller.

Why use Assessments? Research results published by The Harvard Business Review and the Department of Labor show that assessments are useful for a multitude of reasons.