"The Amplify Guy" Blog

Performance With the Right Amount of Perfection

Delivering high quality work without overdosing on perfection is a tough balancing act that many business professionals struggle to maintain. This is particularly true when managing direct reports or working with peers. The bright side of striving for perfection is high standards and delivering impeccable work which is seen as a hallmark of success. The dark side […]
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Can a Leader Lead After Major Surgery? 

I was recently asked this question for a Crain’s article regarding United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz who underwent a heart transplant. This is a logical question. Can he physically withstand the demands of running one of the largest and most beleaguered airlines in the world? Not being a cardiologist, I’m not in a position to […]
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Top 3 Reasons Why Leaders Prefer Working with an Executive Coach

There are many practical reasons for hiring an executive coach. According to the 10th annual Sherpa executive coaching survey, the main reason for working with a coach has shifted from addressing a specific problem to proactive leadership development. The study also confirmed that an executive coach provides the greatest value in helping leaders effectively manage […]
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Why “What’s Your Passion” is the Wrong Question

“What is your passion?” Every time I ask this of a coaching client, I get a perplexed look followed by a long uncomfortable silence followed by “if I knew the answer I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you”. Fair enough. Why is this a difficult question to answer? Two reasons. First, current self-help motivational doctrine […]
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A Balanced Life Isn’t Realistic. Time For A New Perspective.

I encounter countless number of people who are striving to reach the ultimate quest, a balanced life. The concept of having a balanced life permeates discussions of harried professionals. Books have been written about it. Articles have been written about it. News and life style shows have segments on it. Even the exquisite images of […]
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Introducing My First Book, Amplify Your Career and Life: 4 Steps to Evaluate, Assess and Move Forward

Why did I write the book? I always thought my 40’s would be the time when I would enjoy the greatest career and personal rewards. In theory, I should have been at the top of my game. In reality, the opposite was occurring. At the age of 45 a series of life altering events left […]
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Efficiently generate cross-unit channels rather than competitive quality vectors. Dramatically strategize user friendly value and holistic relationships. Uniquely formulate out-of-the-box interfaces and economically sound users. Objectively promote alternative leadership skills after client-centered functionalities. Seamlessly transform market positioning relationships whereas user friendly supply chains value and holistic relationships.
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When T.M.I In The Office Becomes T.M.O. (turns me off)

Recently Elizabeth Bernstein wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal, Thank You for Not Sharing. This struck a chord. As an Executive Coach with 25 years of frontline business experience, I can see how anxiety plays a key role in over-sharing for some individuals. However, this can be particularly disruptive in an office environment. […]
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Trading In A Desk For A Treadmill: How One Executive Creative Director Is Running Her Team.

Trading in a desk for a treadmill; how one executive creative director is running her team. I read an article last year that said sitting more than six hours a day makes you 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than three hours, even if you exercise. Most of my days are spent sitting in meetings.
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