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October 7
Positive Psychology Coaching Protocols: Introducing the AD-FIT% Model TM

Protocols abound in finance for security and risk mitigation.  Thankfully. Protocols abound in healthcare for efficacy and efficiency.  Thankfully. Protocols are not yet adopted by coaches, but they need to…

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October 3
Mindfulness or Mindlessness? Some good links…

My friend Steve, in Charlotte, NC, is very intentional about his daily practice of mindful-ness.  As an executive coach and yoga master, he has achieved a state of awareness that…

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October 2
Invitation to join the Positive Organizational Leadership Project

TO:  Positive Psychology practitioners/ leaders/ consultants FR:  Doug Gray, doug@action-learning.com    RE:  The Positive Organizational Leadership Project (POLP)   Goal: Invite practitioners/ leaders/ consultants to share digital stories of HOW…

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October 2
Introducing the AD-FIT model for positive psychology coaching, managers, leaders

Please share this short video with any coaches, managers, or leaders who care about business outcomes.         Our research indicates that the AD-FIT model works.  Contact us today…

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August 8
How to increase employee engagement? New science for practitioners

  Recently I was asked to speak at the Human Resource conference for the State of Tennessee.  They wanted four sessions on “How to increase employee engagement.”   The content…

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August 8
How can I use Systems Thinking to improve my business? Two case studies

This morning I  explained Systems Thinking to a client who owns a small leadership development business using professional actors.  This CEO was struggling to articulate the unique value of his…

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June 19
What are the best speaking topics for managers and leaders?

I get this question all the time… so here are some details on speaking topics for new managers or emerging leaders.   Assumption #1:  Leaders practice leadership, just as physicians…

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April 26
What is the ROI of business coaching?

There is too much confusion regarding return on investment (ROI) for your investment in business coaching.   Let me clear the confusion by describing two sides of the ROI coin,…

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April 9
How do I learn from experience?

The American educator John Dewey (1938) stated, “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”  That fact remains unchanged (for at least the last 79 years)…

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February 23
What are best practices in leadership consulting?

Organizational Consulting and Leadership Coaching   We understand the challenges that executive leaders face.  We are experts in individual and organizational behavioral change.  Since 1997, we have consulted with hundreds…

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