Category: Coaching & Development

Why Mental Toughness Builds Better Remote Teams

better remote teams mental toughness

Mental toughness and the lessons we can learn from mentally tough employees is an especially valuable skill set to have and develop amongst remote teams. While many of us work from home, leveraging the specific skills that contribute to mental toughness is a valuable way to keep motivation and satisfaction high, maintain productivity, and keep… Read more »

Sales Effectiveness Goes Beyond Sales KPIs

Due to the challenging and dynamic nature of sales, it can be difficult for executives to nail down goal-setting and strategic sales development initiatives amongst their sales teams when there are many paths to success and many external variables outside of a salesperson’s control. Still, however, organizations need to implement the right tactics that ensure… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence Makes Your Sales Team Better. Here’s How.

42% of employees site their workload as the leading cause of stress in the workplace. High levels of stress can lead to decreased health and low productivity — and stress is especially prevalent in a sales career. Beyond things like a healthy work/life balance and a supportive company culture, emotional intelligent employees will demonstrate a… Read more »

Why Every Manager Should Be a Coach, Not a Boss

Why Every Manager Should Be a Coach, Not a Boss

The difference between a leader who achieves commitment from employees versus one who achieves compliance, is effective coaching. The most effective leaders are those who see themselves as coaches and leaders rather than managers or supervisors. But what makes a leader an effective coach? It’s their mindset. Effective leaders believe in the value of coaching,… Read more »

Diving Deep into Mental Toughness: Part 2

mental toughness caliper

In this 3-part series, we’re doing a deeper dive into the 6 personality traits that make up mental toughness. Mental toughness is a psychological construct — each of the six traits are individual components of a larger whole — so it’s important to remember not to make assumptions about singular personality traits. However, we will… Read more »

40 Phrases to Include in Any Performance Conversation

performance review starter phrases

Performance reviews require preparation and careful consideration. Conversations should be free-flowing, but they should also serve a purpose, and ultimately, they need to convey the proper message and extract the necessary information to make for a more productive and fruitful review. These meetings can be delicate and uncomfortable, so to set the tone and steer… Read more »

How to Build Self-Management In Your Employees: Part 2

self-management Caliper employees working

We’ve been cataloging the 6 critical skills needed to build self-management in your employees. A self-managed employee is one who is motivated, high-performing, and frequently more engaged and dedicated to their work. Self-management isn’t a single skill, but rather a set of skills that can be coached and implemented through both professional coaching and development… Read more »

Maximize Your Organizational Goals with Success Metrics

success metrics coaching

Coaching is a powerful tool in talent development. It helps build high-performing individuals with a strong grasp on their role, responsibilities, and growth opportunities, and it also helps accelerate leadership development. But even if you have a strong coaching program, how do you know if your efforts are successful? By taking a closer look at… Read more »

Diving Deep into Mental Toughness: Part 1

employees at table mental toughness

In this 3-part series, we’re doing a deeper dive into the 6 personality traits that make up mental toughness. Mental toughness is a psychological construct — each of the six traits are individual components of a larger whole — so it’s important to remember not to make assumptions about singular personality traits. However, we will… Read more »

How Competencies and Personality Should Drive Employee Performance

employee-performance-management-caliper

95% of managers believe they could have a more effective method of performance management. Rather than going through the standard steps — set goals, review performance, set a plan, repeat — think, instead, about how you frame the process. How are you determining goals? What factors go into the goals you create? Do they take… Read more »