PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

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

How important is TRUST

Trust is the ability to have confidence or faith in a person, team or process. It’s happened to you in the past. You prepare a presentation for your new project at an upcoming board meeting; you‘ve communicated to your peers your intentions yet there’s a little voice telling you that someone, perhaps Johnny is going […]

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March
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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October
23

Power Nap

Don’t you just love that magical moment when your head hits the pillow after a long day? That moment of bliss lasts for 2-3 seconds and I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You’ve had a full day and now well, it’s time to sleep. We don’t question the need to sleep, we succumb […]

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August
8