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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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Average life expectancy around the world has climbed steadily over the past 100 years. But longevity seems to have topped out at about 120 years. To some researchers, this suggests there's a natural limit to how long humans can live--and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Buzz Aldrin has walked on the moon and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in Korean War and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 88, the former astronaut has visited the White House to discuss space exploration, and envisions humans living... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Everyone has felt bullied at some point in their lives, whether by a family member, childhood acquaintance, colleague, boss, or client. You know you have been bullied when you feel pressured, demeaned, or angered. You walked away from a negotiation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
The Manager's Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges Barbara Mitchell, Cornelia Gamlem You studied economics, medicine, manufacturing, politics, sales, etc. You worked your way up in your respective... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
In FIVE STARS, Carmine Gallo argues that mastering Aristotle's "ancient art of persuasion"--combining words and ideas to move people to action--is the competitive edge you need to stand out and get ahead in the age of artificial intelligence (AL). According... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Playing a role in our own rescue is the ultimate key. Sometimes it's as simple as having access to reminders. I was able to succeed at work while going through a divorce and raising a wonderful boy and my friend felt that my story would inspire other women to realize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Career Women Coaching
Let's be real and honest about the work day--the feeling of seeing an email inbox that is always filled with new messages on top of older, unread messages. Now add the work day surprises--resignations, emergencies (real and fake), new minefields... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Few leaders will admit it, but time and again the growth of their organizations outruns their skills. The same approaches and capabilities that once helped them succeed in their careers no longer apply as organizational challenges get more sophisticated, requiring... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Whether a high-profile target for organized terrorist groups, cyber terrorists, and lone wolf terrorists, or the target for non-politicized violence such as the recent shooting at YouTube headquarters, domestic and international corporations are at a security crossroads. CORPORATE SECURITY CROSSROADS,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY, author John Hooker, provides... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Do you want to be a boss people love, while also driving high performance? Do you want to have a high-performing team that strives for greatness, even in the face of uncertainty? Building morale and high performance are about engagement,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Most people know what's necessary to get the job done, but something specific happens to too many teams that blocks their path to success. It can be depressing to observe. Distracted, hopelessly stressed, and disconnected is the phase a dying... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Organizations can capitalize on the differences that exist between the generations by fostering cross-generational communications within their workforce, says organizational and workplace expert Phyllis Weiss Haserot in You Can't Google It! Being aware of cross-generational attitudes and fears is crucial... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
People, not companies, generate value, so why isn't talent at the center of every company's strategy? Most executives today recognize the competitive advantage of human capital, and yet the talent practices their organizations use are stuck in the twentieth century.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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As an everyday practice at work, peer coaching is a resource to increase people's awareness of the impact of their actions. When Tim seriously began to consider retiring, he called Kathy to say, "I need a meeting with my peer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
I personally have been interested in "The Massacre" (published in 1954 ASIN: B004MLR0WO) by author John J. Vrooman, since the book mentions the half-blood brother, Jacques Van Slyck, whose Dutchman's mother was Otstoch (a half Mohawk and half French child).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Whether you're replacing an employee who's leaving or creating a new position in your organization: ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, HIRE THE BEST PEOPLE takes you step-by-step through the hiring process. Author Ron Fry shows you how to write a concise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Donald Trump kept the Miss Universe Pageant true to its origins as a swimsuit competition by setting the ceremony in warm-weather locations. Only once did Trump steer the pageant away from temperate environments--in November, 2013, when Miss Universe took place... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Leadership in today's globally connected economy requires moving beyond the authoritarian leadership styles of the past to one that requires more attention to sustainability, ethical cultures, and caring behaviors, while still being geared to enhancing performance. In LEADING BEYOND THE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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THE CEO NEXT DOOR is based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,00O CEO's and C-suite executives. CEO's are destined for greatness from an early age but 70% of CEO's didn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
THE BOOK OF MISTAKES is the inspiring business fable of a young professional named David. Two years into the workforce, David has already become embittered with lost confidence, misdirection, and growing apathy over a list of all-too-familiar stresses. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
According to reports, 70 percent of the nation's workforce hate their jobs. Learning firsthand how to inspire and lead people can directly impact the people in charge. "Fusion Leadership" combines the powerful stories of eight prominent leaders to create a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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I wish everyone would see, "Americans," at the National Museum of the Americans, in Washington, D.C. It is keyed to the ubiquity of Native Americans in popular culture. Spectacularly installed, in a grand hall, are hundreds of Indian-themed artifacts. Sections... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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You've made new resolutions for 2018 and the first one is not to make resolutions. Instead, you're going to "set goals." Goals will help by keeping you organized and allowing you to share your progress on social media, a little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Be a force for change, disrupt, innovate, energize. Ferocious competition. Technological advances. Generational differences. Cultural diversity. Political policies and mandates. Economic uncertainty. Constant change. These are the facts of business today. Whether at the helm of a digital startup, a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog