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Perspectives on Subpar Performers

Monday, January 12th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

I had a conversation with a former coaching client last week. She was lamenting the weak performance of someone who works for her, and I couldn’t resist the inclination to put on my coaching hat and ask her a few questions about accountability. It became clear that she was tolerating the subpar performance, making it easy for the employee to do the scant minimum to keep his job. The conversation…

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Julie & Julia: Caused by French Cuisine

Monday, May 12th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

My wife Kim and I rented the movie “Julie & Julia” last weekend. We’d seen it in the theater when it was released five years ago and liked it better than most reviewers, so we decided to view it again. I found an interesting lesson in the movie; it reinforced my belief that if we find work that we can be truly passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work. I…

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Sports Blog: My New Catcher’s Glove

Monday, April 28th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

Early this spring, I bought a new catcher’s glove made by a company headquartered in New Jersey called Akadema. Akadema didn’t exist when I was a boy. Back then, most players in the Bigs wore gloves made by Wilson or Rawlings. I bought this brand because I like the company’s story. Two brothers who love baseball and have the zeal entrepreneurs exemplify founded Akadema in 1997. They seemed to be…

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