PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

How to manage your leadership blind spots

I was recently reminded of the importance of the 360 interviews that I conduct with my client‘s stakeholders that is the boss, peers and subordinates. As part of the coaching process with my clients I offer to interview their stakeholders on a confidential basis, to get some opinions on how my client interacts with them. […]

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April
30

How to ask for a One on One meeting

When it comes to managing people sometimes the simple things are the easiest to implement and reap the benefits. For example, ‘face time’ is quite simply providing your staff with face to face time to resolve issues. Face time is also synonymous with a One on One. Let me give you an example: Ian was […]

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April
3

Giving Feedback

All teams at one point have challenges and issues when it comes to team members cooperating with each other. This is because teams consist of humans and human nature takes over. We know that effective teams engage in healthy debate and address conflicts head on and they also know that holding back will not make […]

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March
25

Active Listening

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway How can something as easy as listening be so complicated or difficult to do? Most people consider themselves good listeners, but few of us really are. At a young age we’re told to listen, ‘pay attention’ and to ‘speak only when we’re spoken to’ […]

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March
19

How to manage your boss

In my opinion the relationship with your boss can be ‘heaven or hell’. There’s no middle ground. In other words, it can be complete bliss or enough to drive you crazy. One day he’s fine the next day you wish he’d disappear (btw, I mean he or she). The relationship with your boss can make […]

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March
12