Mentoring: An Investment in the Future

Think for a moment about a person who made a significant difference in your career. Perhaps it was a boss, another key leader in your organization, a revered family member, who provided time, advice, wisdom and/or introductions. A wise mentor of mine told me as I was getting a new program off the ground, “The more attention you get about this from the outside, the more respect you’ll get for it on the inside.” I have passed that wisdom on many times! Mentoring is shown to be one of the most effective and efficient ways in developing emerging talent in an organization and increasing retention of key staff. Here’s a quick reminder – enjoy!

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Want Your Office Back?

It is amazing how often I talk with executive leaders about their need for office organization and space to do work. Increasingly, I find this is a basic need that we address in terms of ability to concentrate, think strategically, and work and lead efficiently. Here is a thought-provoking article about how many CEOs, particularly in the tech industry, are changing their thinking (and organizing) on this topic. Enjoy!

CEOs Want Their Offices Back

 

Getting Along with Millenials at Work

“How to Work with Millenials” is all the rage these days. As you can see from this great article, good management of people of that demographic is a lot like good management of everybody else. We all want to feel valued, be recognized for our contributions, have enough flexibility that our lives are not out of control, and see how what we are doing now can contribute to our career goals. I suggest we all apply these principles below to managing Millenials, and incorporate them in our management of all our team members.

Enjoy!

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Executive Coaching Group, Alexcel, Selects The Maue Center President as Member

The Alexcel Group, an elite group of world class executive coaches has selected Carolyn Maue, President of The Maue Center as member.

{Pittsburgh, PA/Orlando, FL, May 2, 2017}  Carolyn Maue, President of The Maue Center was recently selected as a member of The Alexcel Group, an elite international alliance of highly experienced consultants and executive coaches. “Only those executive consultants who have a proven track record of achieving results for clients and who meet Alexcel’s stringent professional standards are invited to join our alliance. All Alexcel coaches and consultants work as experts in their areas of specialization and we manage our engagements personally instead of delegating our projects down to other team members. And because our executive consultants run independent businesses, we are nimble and offer clients excellent service without a lot of overhead. Our members are world class leaders in executive development, team building and organizational development. We help you achieve sustainable success through leadership excellence. Executive coaches and consultants of our international alliance are located in Europe, Asia, and throughout the US,” according to the group’s website.

Dan Feldman, President of Leadership Performance Solutions and Managing Director of Alexcel Group noted that, “Carolyn’s demonstrates tremendous strengths as a coach and consultant and creates new synergies for our group.  She embodies the three pillars that Alexcel Group’s 34 members rely upon among each other to deliver the highest caliber of service– building community, sharing knowledge, and collaboration. Our team can leverage Carolyn’s tremendous value to become an even greater resource for our clients.”

Gay Fogarty, Ph.D., Leadership Development Coach, Founder and Managing Director at The Fogarty Group sponsored Carolyn’s consideration with the Alexcel Group.  Gay states “I was thrilled to be able to nominate my colleague and good friend for membership in Alexcel.  One of the hallmarks of Alexcel is the on-going exchange of knowledge and experience by this International Network of highly vetted, experienced and well qualified Executive Coaches and Leadership Development Consultants.  I am certain that Carolyn will have much to add to this amazing group with her diverse background of providing high quality and valuable services to both executive coaching and organizational consulting in corporations and non-profits.”

Carolyn Maue established The Maue Center in 2004 and serves as a trusted resource to leaders in envisioning the future for their organizations, and in building the leadership skill and capacity of leaders through leadership coaching and leadership team development. A successful entrepreneur and communicator, Carolyn is an expert in dealing with “people” issues in the workplace, consistently yielding positive change for the organizations she serves. The Maue Center supports forward-thinking executives to guide leaders in growth strategies to increase their effectiveness, and to increase their ability to use power with wisdom to positively impact their teams, organizations, and communities.  Carolyn’s mission is to “Change the World One Leader at a Time,” knowing that strong leadership inspires those around them to be the best they can be.

Carolyn and The Maue Center consultants are excited and honored with this prestigious membership. The company will leverage these connections to continue to provide the highest caliber of leadership development and coaching.

Use the Eisenhower Box to be More Productive

Hello! I have been thinking a lot about managing time and tasks, and to that end, the “Eisenhower model” proves continuously helpful. Here is an article that helps us distinguish the difference between “urgent” and “important.” I also like it because it helps us to remember to just not do some things – how freeing is that?!! Enjoy!

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Manage Your Boss’ Time to Manage Your Own

I work a lot with leaders on “managing up.” This article is a good reminder that what we are actually doing is managing our time, by communicating directly with the boss about priorities, resources and goals. Here are some tips on doing just that. Here’s to us all being “happy managers”!

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Share Your Abundance of Talent

I have been thinking a lot lately about “abundance.” My life is so abundant – with love, with priviledge, with material goods, with health. And I am grateful. I am also thinking about abundance in my life and the responsibility that comes with that, particularly at this time of change in our country. And as a leadership coach, I am thinking of abundance as it applies to leadership, as I watch successful leaders transparently share their knowledge, experience and wisdom.

To quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.“

Perhaps as leaders we can give some thought to how we can share our “abundance of talent” with others, growing capacity in our teams and staff members. What can we teach this week? What wisdom can we share? What problems can we solve together, merging our talents? I encourage you to ponder this and list some ways you can share your “abundance of talent.” Enjoy!

 

The “Be’s” of Leadership

leadership-puzzleThis time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the type of leader we want to be. The “3 Be’s” of Leadership provide a basis for thinking how to be most authentic in our relationships with our colleagues, team members and customers. Enjoy this holiday season and be sure to rest and rejuvenate as much as possible to prepare the great unknown of 2017!

All the best, Carolyn

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Leading and Managing

FPRA Team
FPRA Team

Had a great day with the inaugural class of “Leadership FPRA” of the Florida Public Relations Association, as I presented and facilitated and all day session on “Leading and Managing.” The inspiring, talented PR professionals focused their day on becoming even more effective leaders and sharing their insights  and knowledge with one another on topics including leadership strengths, vision, influence and resolving conflict. Terrific day!