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John G. Agno
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Truth flows from universal law, not personal views.
Interests: As a former corporate executive, business owner and management consultant, John Agno has personally coached executives, business owners and mentored professional coaches for many years. He is a certified executive and business coach and has written self-coaching books along with coaching tips to targeted audiences. Personal coaching helps clients build their leadership capability and get to where they want to be in their life and career.
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Three major pitfalls that severely limit a team's potential to be effective. The first pitfall encountered is that leaders and companies promote an entirely "there is no "I" in teams" ideology. In essence, those who endorse this approach expect individuals... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Most ambitious people believe that success is only achievable if you are constantly "out there". We are bombarded by images of executives and entrepreneurs who seem to have unlimited stamina for networking, making huge corporate moves, keynoting, and just relentlessly... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Your ability as a leader to develop powerful relationships--both within your company and with those outside it--will be fundamental to your success. Although all the keys are important, you have three additional unique relationship challenges as a leader. As a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it's never been more critical than it is now. Rapid changes in technology, shifting customer expectations, disruptive business models, and quickly evolving regulations force organizations to innovate quickly and invest in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 5, 2017, the Chinese and Russia United Nations representatives continue to supply North Korea with all the support required to continue ballistic missile provocations within the world. Of course, Russia and China have the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Everyday employers pull employees together, label them a "team," give them a directive, and expect them to deliver results quickly. Soon, however, due to lack of focus, the team flat-lines and the energy needed to succeed is lost. As members... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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We live in hurried times. We value going all out all the time to achieve audacious goals. However, non-stop work backfires. The American Institute of Stress reports that job pressures are the biggest source of tension for Americans, costing an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In the cognitive sciences there is a phenomenon known as the Pygmalion effect. Also known as the Rosenthal effect for one the psychologists who discovered it, the phenomenon is simple enough: It reveals that higher expectations lead to better performance.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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People are the problem. They're always the problem. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, inevitably the problem is some person at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Organizations around the world spend billions of dollars every year to awaken and engage their employees. Yet, global employee engagement remains fixed--at a low 13 percent. The acceleration of change each year leaves more and more front-line workers paralyzed trying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Most people believe that one works so that he or she has time and money to enjoy family, recreation, and other pursuits that are supposed to be the source of happiness. In her book, "Unlocking Happiness at Work", Jennifer Moss... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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There's an undeniable and oft-proven statistic out there: The more diverse an organization, the better it works. Period. Specifically, more women in leadership means more profitability. In "Women Make Great Leaders: Real World Lessons to Accelerate Your Climb", you can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
After working with women for over 40 years, Algeania Warren Freeman, Ph.D. noticed that too often women feel unworthy, not good enough, and less than able to accomplish their life desires. Dr. Freeman felt compelled to write, "Step Up Sister" to encourage women to never give up, no matter how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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Applying technology to provide easy access for societal dialog has the promise of peer-to-peer co-creation of knowledge and rapid consensus solution-building. Today's technology holds the promise of quickly connecting problem solvers with problems, converting actionable knowledge into value that transforms... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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“By understanding myself, to understand others: I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.” Katherine Mansfield Let’s face it: you are the most interesting and important subject in the entire world. You will always be at or near the center of your world. It’s a comfortable place... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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Why Coffee Shops Are Your Best Bet By Team 50more We know what you’re thinking: “I like this person, but they might be a serial killer! I like this person, but what if they don’t look like their profile picture?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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For many female employees, working in a male-dominated jungle, can be frustrating. Gender-based stereotypes seem to pigeonhole women, holding them back from pay increases, promotions and mobility. Finance professional Tamara Lashchyk gives women the inside track to getting ahead, sharing her go-to tips and career insight with her new book,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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Skip college and go work in a GIG! Learning a trade can be more valuable than earning a college degree. Today, most students try college but half never complete degrees. A tight job market has turned people into hot prospects.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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"No more procrastinating or complaining," urges Corrie Shanahan. "It's time to work less and care more." In "DO IT, MEAN IT, BE IT", author Shanahan will help you clarify what is really important to you, help you identify the things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Many legacy companies are in trouble. Their tried-and-true methods of connecting with consumers are failing in the new economy where customer service and customer experience are paramount to any business's success. The truth is, older brands need to acknowledge that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams and organizations is their mindset--what happens in between their ears. It is not corporate strategy, sales compensation plan, or the market segmentation. It is what each leader,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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The Wall Street Journal's opinion outlook is to keep selling papers to their major party customers....regardless if their editors' reviews are factual. For example, today's Review and Outlook opinion states, Mr. Comey's "prepared testimony (made public on Wednesday, June 7th)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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There are 123 million adults employed in the US today and less than 30% love their job. Imagine the possibilities if we could change that? Individuals today long to bring their best self to work. Increasingly, they want jobs that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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The task of building a business from the ground up is enormously challenging. There are many elements at play--but when building for growth is imperative, the most important and often least understood is the personality of the builder or founder.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's job. And that job's not getting any easier. Experienced human resource professionals and consultants, Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem, share their 30+ years of first-hand experience in their completely revised... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog