How to Endure a Mean-Spirited Workplace (Opinion)

Recently published in the New York Times, Stanford Professor Robert I. Sutton, PhD. (Organizational Behavior Department) and author of “Good Boss, Bad Boss”, wrote about “How Bad Apples Infect the Tree.” I found this somewhat indicative of our culture and the current downturn economy related pressure of the workplace. Often the negative behaviors that exist…

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“Why Get a Coach?” – The Shape of Things to Come (by The Octagon Coach)

The Octagon Coach – Article 3 “Why Get a Coach?“     Need an objective soundboard, with relevant experience, and a 3rd party perspective? Feeling “stuck”?  Contemplating multiple job options? Part of a new major project? Reentering the job market? A recent graduate?  Changing jobs? Simply wish to explore your potential? The coach frames initial…

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“What is Coaching? A Coach?” – The Shape of Things to Come (by The Octagon Coach)

The Octagon Coach – Article 2 “What is Coaching?  A Coach?” Coaching involves collaboration between a coach and individual to help the person achieve a goal, or to clarify the goal.  Communication is the initial step, and the foundation for this and all relationships. Similar to sports, career or business coaches help you develop actions,…

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