Entries by Coach Padraig

How to deal with difficult employees

I came across this great infographic the other day and it got me thinking about the steps to deal with difficult employees. There are a few things that I’ve learned over time when issues crop up around communication and difficult people in the workplace: It’s often not isolated to one person or one issue; Band-aid […]

How to motivate your team to improve performance

A smooth, dynamic team that delivers results doesn’t happen by coincidence. Even if you already have an awesome team, knowing how to really get the best from them can be a challenge. Here’s a refresher with some helpful tips to make sure that you’re motivating your team without the headache. Step 1: Learn their “why” […]

Do you notice the sound of silence?

How comfortable are you with silence in a conversation? How common is it for you? If you’ve grown up in North American culture, you probably have very little silence when you’re in a conversation with someone and chances are pretty good you’re not really comfortable with it either. Studies have found the North American tolerance […]

How to be an exceptional mentor

I sometimes get asked, “What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor?” My answer is usually something along the lines of, “a lot and they can both be really helpful.” What is a coach? If you read this blog regularly, you probably have a pretty good sense of what a coach is. We help […]

5 daily habits of effective leaders

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant paraphrasing Aristotle We are what we consistently do. Great leadership is made up of the small habits that we foster and the small habits we’re unaware of. It’s made up of a lot of little things done […]