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“I’m Not Working for That Guy!”

September 20, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC These words are texted, mumbled or otherwise verbalized nearly every day in a human organization.  And often I get to explore the idea with clients. My own experience on the subject helps inform my dialogue and inquiry with others.   When I was a young officer in the Army, I worked […]

Define the Problem Before Solving It

September 5, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC We all see ourselves as seeking solutions in our personal and professional lives, yet so often we move forward with one significant handicap: We fail to define the problem first. In my early professional days, I often wrote business cases.  I framed them much like the military staff studies I learned […]

Protecting Myself from Myself

August 24, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC The movie “Austin Powers” has a memorable quote: “Allow myself to introduce myself.” The quote came to mind the other day in a coaching session as a client was exploring his capabilities and strengths.  One of the most powerful strengths he appreciates about himself is a strong sense of ownership and […]

What Isn’t? What Is? What If?

August 10, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC Straightforward questions: What isn’t? What is? What if? Coaching is a process supported by such inquiry – simple, straightforward inquiry evidenced by attentive listening and focus on the needs of another person. Inquiry need not always be in the form of spoken questions.  Sometimes I find that just listening to my […]

How A Leader Can Decide to Really Recharge this Summer Vacation

July 27, 2023

By Allison Iantosca, ACC It’s summer. School buses are in hibernation. Daylight lingers well into the evening, offering a sense of ease and playfulness. Bare feet in flip flops tender a subtle nod to a larger freedom. A collective deep sigh as we turn towards vacations at the beach, in the mountains, at the lake. […]

Graduating from Micro-Management

July 13, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC It began somewhere in the annals of history – maybe it was Napoleon or Julius Caesar.  A leader who felt accused of focusing on every aspect of what their people were doing reflexively blurted out, “I don’t micro-manage!” For some leaders today, it might be true – for others it could […]

Accountability versus Responsibility 

June 29, 2023

By Allison Iantosca She is smart. And talented. Still young enough in her career to have decades of impact ahead, but old enough to have the reality check of professional scrapes and bruises. Not much will get by her anymore. And now she sits in the enviable position of being a senior leader…earned through sheer […]

Why Do You Ask?

June 15, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC My profession depends on questions.  Powerful questions which elicit curiosity.  Deep questions that invite thought.  And meaningful questions that help explore ideas to learn about our own individual journeys and development. Before embarking on my calling as a coach, I served as a U.S. Army officer, manager and senior executive.  Each […]

A Different Kind of Self Care

June 1, 2023

By Allison Iantosca, ACC My husband and I have been married for over twenty years. Many couples have been together longer, many shorter. I don’t particularly feel like a marriage expert, but I suppose I have learned a few things along the way. I recently found myself in conversation with another female executive leader. And […]

Beware of the Word “Should”

May 18, 2023

By Dave Bushy, PCC Please don’t think you should read this blog.  I simply invite you to do so.  How many times a day do we hear the word “should?”  It’s a word that we use to inform others about what we feel, about what we desire or even about that which makes us feel […]

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