James Dillon discusses management and motivation with Guenter Umbach

James Dillon discusses management and motivation with Guenter Umbach

I really enjoyed the challenge of sitting down recently with my German colleague, Guenter Umbach, and discussing key management principles. Such discussions enable us as coaches to sharpen our approaches and values.

I am eager to know who will be the next consultant or coach who would like to record an exchange on practices with me. The theme I chose for my side of the bargain with Guenter was the notion of contract in participative management.

 

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Discussion with Guenter Umbach

Discussion with Guenter Umbach

During his recent visit to Paris, my German friend, Guenter Umbach, challenged me to sit down and record what each of us thought about team and project management. An expert in marketing for pharmaceutical companies, Guenter expresses very clearly what he considers key priorities for managers who want to succeed with their teams.

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10 points of vigilance concerning Donald Trump

10 points of vigilance concerning Donald Trump

Donald Trump certainly knows how to play with the media during this interim period before he takes office in January. To reassure the public, he has seemed almost moderate in his conferences… but his first nominations have confirmed the policies he announced during his campaign. They will be radically anti-social, even brutal.

Today in the United States and elsewhere in the world, it is important...

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Questions about the fall-out after the US election

Questions about the fall-out after the US election

"This is a fine mess you've got us in, Ollie!"

-- Laurel and Hardy

 

So we were caught flat-footed about Trump, completely so. Now, however, should be the time for clear questions, not restating oppositions and taking up positions. A British colleague checked out my list below and reacted with, “But James, these are just questions? Where are the answers?”

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Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the ICF

Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the ICF

I am pleased to share with you my good news. I have just received the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Coach Certification (PCC).

My clients supported my candidacy when I was documenting 750 hours of experience and coaching practice since 2000...

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