33 results for author: Bruce Eckfeldt


Frustrated With a Colleague? Here’s What to Do When Changing Them isn’t an Option

We all run into drama at work. Before you try to change them, take a close look at yourself and develop the right approach. People have friction with their colleagues. It happens at even the best companies. Variations in personalities, working styles, ...
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Choosing Your Leadership Team is the Biggest Decision You’ll Make as CEO. Here’s How to Select the Right People

As a company grows, so do the leaders of the business. And nobody needs to grow and change more than the CEO. In the early stages of the company, a CEO needs to focus on understanding customers, designing products and services, and selling solutions to the ...
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Don’t Write Off Every Bad Outcome as a Bad Decision

Skilled entrepreneurs learn how to separate decisions from outcomes and learn when they make a smart decision or just got lucky. One of the hardest challenges entrepreneurs face is making decisions in the face of highly uncertain and risky situations. ...
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The Difference Between Good and Bad Managers Comes Down to 4 Key Assumptions

Managing people is difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Avoid these four assumptions to make your job and your employees'  lives easier. If you're a CEO or key executive in a growing company, you face many challenges. Almost daily you're dealing with ...
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Most CEOs Are Too Internally Focused. Here Are 8 Ways to Get Out of the Office

One of the major shifts a CEO needs to make as their company grows and expands is the shift from being internally focused on process and operations to being externally focused on markets and competition. As a business coach who works with leadership teams of ...
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These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives to Tackle Any Situation

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you are great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you will seek out situations–and even create ones–where making tough calls quickly is critical. However, ...
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If You Do Any of These 3 Things, You are Likely a Micromanager. Here is How to Stop and Why You Should

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do. As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem ...
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Most Organizational Charts are Useless

Most organizational charts end up taped to break room walls and forgotten. Here's how to make yours a valuable tool for everyone in your company. Every employee manual I've seen contains an organizational chart that shows who is in charge and who reports ...
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Here Are 6 Ways to Make Sure Your Team is Following Through on Their Promises

It's easy to make promises. It's harder to deliver on them. Yet, you need consistent delivery if you and your team are going to get the results you want. You need clear goals and disciplined execution. Unfortunately, I see teams struggling with this on a ...
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Highly Successful People Excel in All 6 of these Key Aspects of their Lives, Not Just One or Two

Many people excel in one or two area of their lives, but neglect the others. Here's how to tell if you're taking a balanced or lopsided approach. I get called into to many coaching engagements because one of the leaders of a company is struggling. Of...
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Thinking of Hiring a Coach? Make Sure You Choose the Right Kind

Having a coach can help you develop and improve. The difficulty is selecting the right one. Most executives and business leaders understand the value of having a coach and how coaches can help accelerate change and boost performance. Over the years, I've ...
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The Best Way to Improve Your Team’s Decision Making is to Record and Review Your Previous Decisions

The best way to improve is to record your thinking process and review your outcomes. The main job of leadership teams is to make decisions for the company. Teams that make more efficient decisions will win. It will allow them to quickly respond to issues ...
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