Want Better Planning? Approach It Like a Coach

By Neil Phillips. Several of the International Coach Federation’s Core Competencies are about designing actions, planning and goal setting.  When you approach planning like a [...]

Are You Focused on Today or Tomorrow?

By Neil Phillips. Nearly every hard-driving leader I've ever met has picked a singular goal for themselves.  You want to get product out the door; [...]

Close More Recruiting Conversations!

When it comes to inviting people to join you in the business, most sellers have two problems.  One is opening yourself up to have conversations [...]

Change Your Language About Time

By Neil Phillips. The way we describe things affects what we think, do, and feel about our activities.  Time management is no exception.  You can [...]

How Much Praise is Enough?

By Neil Phillips. I don’t think we realize how powerful we are in creating our environment.  As a coach, I often have to support my [...]

Say What? Three Tips to Listen for What is NOT Said

By Neil Phillips. As a coach, I am continually working on my listening skills.  All coaches do.  We check, repeat, and rephrase our clients’ words to make [...]

21 Questions to Ignite Your High Performers

By Neil Phillips. How would you ignite a high performer to create a high-performance team?  I was talking with an executive about someone she thought [...]

How to Get Your Team Members Personally Motivated

By Dana Phillips. The word motivation comes from the root word for “motor” or movement and interestingly also the same root for emotion.  As a leader [...]

Happy Half New Year!

By Neil Phillips We all make New Year’s resolutions.  We have blue sky dreams of what our business is going to become. We also have [...]

Big Rocks Always Come First (Video)

By Neil Phillips. Stephen Covey passed away nearly seven years ago.  His work on personal leadership and development has an impact that will live on.  His [...]