Posts Tagged: Patrick Lencioni

When an Executive Coach Sees Yellow

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

Twice a year I submit to a blood test. A lab analyzes the results and generates a highly detailed multipage report. I’m pleased with all the actionable information it provides and how easy it is to read. It presents all the data in one of three categories—high risk, intermediate risk or optimal—and color-codes each category red, yellow or green. We’ve been conditioned since childhood to respond in specific ways to…

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“He’s a Nice Guy, But …”

Monday, June 16th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

Here are the latest musings from my friend No Sweat Kosinski. I’ll bet most of us work with someone like the guy he describes. If that’s the case, why do leaders tolerate such people? Mikey, I had lunch last week with a guy who is board chair of a large arts organization. He was describing an employee in that well-funded not-for-profit, a guy who makes a good buck, reports to…

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Let’s Get Vulnerable: Patrick Lencioni Meets Brené Brown

Monday, February 10th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

If you know me, you know that I believe Patrick Lencioni’s book The Five Temptations of the CEO is a must-read for anyone who wants to improve as a leader. I make it required reading for all my coaching clients and we continually reference “The 5 Temps” in my group meetings. I’ve never discussed this book with anyone who didn’t say that one or two of the five temptations impede…

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