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Everyone should think like me!

Everyone should think like me!


https://www.smallfish.us/everyone-should-think-like-me/

I’ve been taking some training recently on a tool which helps distinguish the different types of thinking and action we all have. There are a lot of different assessment models out there in the coaching world, and this one uses a model of five archetypes. In our discussion today, I was...

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Being of service

Being of Service


https://www.smallfish.us/being-of-service/

We usually talk about selling products to customers. We deliver something of value, they give us money in return, and everyone’s happy. But it’s not ever that simple, because we’re human. The exchange of value is actually pretty complicated, and doesn’t happen all at once. That’s why I’ve been using the...

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owning up

Owning up!


https://www.smallfish.us/owning-up/

Why is it that apologizing is one of the hardest things to do? Because it injures your pride. I had this lesson smack me in the face a couple of times recently. It can be so difficult to admit I made a mistake, take responsibility, and apologize to those on the...

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too complicated

Too complicated!


https://www.smallfish.us/too-complicated/

We have this tendency to make things too complex in business. I spent many years of my career doing just that – trying to cover all the cases and contingencies. But at its core, business is very simple. You sell something that people value, and they give you money because you’re...

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golden fish

I’m the Golden Fish!


https://www.smallfish.us/im-the-golden-fish/

I was recently honored with the title of Golden Fish! Actually, it is a big deal – for me – even though you’ve never heard of it. It’s something that we’ve been doing this year in Small Fish Business Coaching to recognize contribution and achievement. The best part is that it’s...

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Curiosity

Curiosity


https://www.smallfish.us/curiosity/

Curiosity is one of the main tools for being a coach. At least for me. When I have nothing to learn, I’m really acting in the role of an advisor or consultant. As soon as I understand the client’s situation, I can have an opinion about how to move forward. That’s...

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How do YOU learn?


https://www.smallfish.us/how-do-you-learn/

When we want employees to learn something, we send them to a class. It’s not the worst thing to do, but that’s not the way adults learn new things. It’s a paradigm that’s copied from the system we developed in the 1800s to teach millions of children to become factory workers....

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