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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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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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Leaders can't succeed if they aren't good communicators---and more often than not, leaders don't even know that their communication skills need polishing. After all, who's going to tell them? In many cases, the skills that get leaders to the top... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Today's workforce, especially Millennials, want to be intellectually stimulated and emotionally engaged. As the authors reveal in "Leading with Vision" to explore corporate vision as a key leadership principle, this requires a new approach to leadership. Leading with Vision draws... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Everyone has potential to grow, but not every person has the potential to lead a large, complex organization in the near and distant future. It's now clear that businesses might need to be transformed more than once in a leader's... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
"Ithaca," published in 1911 about getting where you think you want to go. Always in your mind keep Ithaca. To arrive there is your destiny. But do not hurry your trip in any way, Better that it last for many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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There are two kinds of people, asserts author Steve Chandler: victims and owners. Be an owner. You'll learn numerous techniques for breaking down negative barriers and letting go of the pessimistic thoughts that prevent you from fulfilling, or even allowing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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After her husband died suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg grieved, as anyone would. What she did next was a little more unusual, and very much in the Silicon Valley spirit of problem-solving. As she grasped for answers, Facebook’s chief operating officer reached... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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On a daily basis, leaders face challenges both large and small and they must decide if they will follow their ego-centered inclinations or lead for the good of everyone? Will the community benefit or suffer? In his inspiring book, "LEAD... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Masters co-founder Bobby Jones offered a warning: "No putt is short enough to be despised," he once said. By the time Sergio Garcia arrived at Augusta last week he was largely a forgotten figure. But he had a secret weapon:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation. But by doing this, organizations often abandon the "crown jewels" that built the organization, setting their sights instead on reinventing the future... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Facing a high-stakes decision can be overwhelming. How can we trust that our own preconceptions and mental shortcuts aren't directing our attention away from unfamiliar, yet viable opportunities? "PROBLEM SOLVED" is a powerful system for making complex decisions with confidence... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Most leaders love to be strategical, problem-solve and talk about resources, yet hate dealing with people problems. Relationships and people are messy, touchy, and intangible. However, author Diana Jones has discovered that real executive presence results from "blending personal experiences... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
We live in an evolving economic environment, one in which job security and career certainty are distant memories. At any moment, life can throw you a jolt--whether it's an opportunity or an obstacle--that causes a shift in thinking. "Either way,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog