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Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building and leadership author, presented two presentations today at the annual SHRM Vermont State HR Conference.  Her first presentation was based off of her recent co-authored book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive entitled Leadership Secrets from the Beehive, while the second presentation focused on The Adaptive Coach: […]

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New Directions Adds A Second Office in Albany, New York

Leadership & Team-Building Firm to Open A Second Office in Albany  Leadership development & team-building firm New Directions is adding another location at 920 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, New York at the beginning of the 2014 year.  New Directions’ headquarters is currently located at 5 Bank Street in North Bennington, Vermont.  The Albany location […]

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COACHING: The Benefits of Mentoring, Coaching and Reverse Mentoring for the Future

IBM has more than sixty certified coaches among its ranks. Scores of other major companies have made coaching a core part of leadership development. The belief is that, under the right circumstances, one-on-one interaction with an objective third party can provide a focus that other forms of organizational support simply cannot. Results of a study […]

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COACHING: The 3 Types of People You Need In Your Dynamic Support Team

Michael Bungay Stanier in his book, Do More Great Work is clear when he says, “Doing Great Work by yourself means it’s not Great Work.” He goes on to say, “To get the job done, we all need support from those around us – family, friends, and colleagues. “  For many of us that can […]

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10 Tips to Becoming a Better Business-Team Coach: From Supervisor to Mentor

My recent work with a traditional organization looking to become team-based has afforded me the opportunity to dig deeper into the role of the coach and its importance in the operation of a team. During a transition like the one above, the title of coach can many times be seen as symbolic, as in just […]

Thumbnail : TEAMING: NDCPodcaster – Deborah on putting teaming into everyday work

TEAMING: NDCPodcaster – Deborah on putting teaming into everyday work

Download Podcaster: Put Teaming Into Every Day Work Listen to Deborah Mackin & Michael Harrington as they talk more in depth about Deborah’s recent post on “There’s Team & Then There’s TEAMING: How To Get Teaming Into Everyday Work” and how crucial daily teaming is to the health of the team as a whole.   Questions being answered: 1) What […]

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TEAMING: There’s Teaming & Then There’s Teaming – How To Get Teaming Into Everyday Work

Recently, I conducted some teambuilding sessions for groups of scientists who have been reorganized into new “platforms” that join together into a single department.  Within each platform are scientific “units,” responsible for different parts of the process of getting product out the door. The training sessions are designed to build awareness and commitment toward functioning […]

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New Directions Launches Training & Service Catalogue

[Download Catalogue] New Directions Consulting launches the 27th edition of their Training and Service Catalogue.  Seen as a roadmap for many of our clients in developing a rich and robust training and development program, we hope the newest edition provides as much guidance and direction for the next generation.

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LEADERSHIP: Exploring the Role of Coaches and Mentors in the Workplace

A few years back I was speaking with someone about the role of the coach in the workplace and the individual was adamant about the coach not providing any advice.  She suggested that the coach was simply to ask questions and allow individuals to make self-directed discoveries and decisions based solely on their own analysis […]

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4 Immediate EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION: Ways to Add Personal Success and Power to Your Staff by Year's End

This is often the time of year when staff are scrambling to finish projects by year-end or preparing to formulate goals, both professionally and personally for the coming year. How can we help our staff to choose a path of success and personal power rather than failure and lowered self esteem? 1. Help them to […]

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TRAINING: The Blueprint for 'Ah Ha' Training

  We’ve been in the business of training adults for over twenty-five years and one thing we know, adults learn differently than children. As more and more organizations recognize the necessity of training their workforces on a continual basis, the challenge of how to train adults needs to be addressed. The science of adult learning, first […]

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LEADERSHIP: Creating and Sustaining Senior Leadership Teams

Autumn is the time of year when senior leadership teams are working on strategic plans, finalizing budgets, and making last minute adjustments to bring the fourth quarter in on target.  While some leaders question whether a team is a viable structure to coordinate strategy at that level, others are becoming increasingly aware that business demands […]

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