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A Reflection on the Importance of Awareness of Standards

A few weeks ago, I had a startling revelation about awareness of standards over a hamburger with a friend. I had a coupon for a free meal that I redeemed at the cash register and told the cashier, “I don’t want the soda.” She replied, “I can upgrade your fries if you would like. YouContinue Reading

A Necessary Impatience When Coaching

  I’ve heard it said that patience is a virtue. For the most part I agree, except in coaching.  A savvy coach knows when it is time to practice impatience in service of the client. I recently had a coaching session where a client who kept saying, “For example….” and went on and talked forContinue Reading

Everything I Need to Know

It’s not everyday people have the opportunity to meet, let alone know a real pioneer woman. Billee Wheelock Gontrum was just that. A true Fort Collins native, born in 1915 during the tumultuous time of World World One, Billee accomplished things many people only hope to do. Billee attended Colorado State University, but whilst aContinue Reading

What Transformational Coaching has to do with Business

The word ‘transformational’ is common in business today, and it certainly fits for the state of the world. If you Google the term, you’ll receive over 13 million results. No wonder. Business transformation is a mandate that requires continuous attention from leaders. The definition of transformation is to change form. Change is constant and rapid.Continue Reading

Executive Leadership Coaching Insight, Part 1: The Importance of the ICF

Did You Know?  Blue Mesa Group is a proud member of the International Coaching Federation. The ICF is an enormously valuable resource in the world of coaching for coaches and clients alike. A nonprofit organization, the ICF was formed in 1995 in order to build, support, and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession throughContinue Reading

Promises, Promises

A commitment is a pledge, a bond between two or more people. When you make a commitment, you aren’t just giving your word; you’re agreeing to take action. Every family, every friendship, every community, and certainly every organization is a network of commitments. This is particularly important for leaders. The more rigorous the commitments, theContinue Reading

Ubiquitous Activity – the Bane of the Sage Leader

Every piece of technology available can offer us the use of enlightened tools that save time, expedite actions, and keep us on top of things. At the same time, these tools create neurotic behavior that keeps us in a continuous state of reactivity. One case in point – just spend an hour at the airportContinue Reading

Mom was right – watch your language!

The power of language – it precedes actions, and if we are not careful, we get what we think about. And most of the things we ‘speak’ are the silent words that happen while we are busy doing other things. We are walking manifestations of our thoughts – whether conscious or unconscious. Consider the linksContinue Reading

The power of powerful questions

The power of powerful questions. Have you ever noticed the impact of a great question? Well-placed questions can enlighten, can generate new possibilities, and profoundly change what we do and how and what we think and feel. What makes for a great question? It starts with the questioner. What is her intention? Is she curiousContinue Reading