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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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The human brain is wired to seek reward and avoid pain and conflict--and change is associated with fear of an unknown future. POWER YOUR TRIBE delves deeply into the emotional undertow that often accompanies growth and change, so leaders can... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Most companies today believe they are focused on their people above all else. And for some, this is true. But in reality, it's often not the case. "In essence, we have our priorities wrong," argues author Shawn Casemore. "We are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Most of us avoid conflict like crazy. But what if harnessing conflict was our best chance to build championship teams that produce greatness? However, there is a problem: Most people weren't trained in doing this nor were we provided good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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To succeed in business today your organization must create amazing results. In a world where people with opposing views on nearly every topic imaginable must come together and produce these results, it's not as easy as it sounds. Your employees... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In a market where seasoned leaders will soon become scarce, shouldn't we all stop complaining and start leading the next generation of leaders? A recent survey of more than 270 business leaders were asked about working with millennials. Sixty percent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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How to read prospects and decode subconscious signals to get results and close the deal. Ordinary salespeople sell. Extraordinary sales professionals engage. Part of what sets them apart is their ability to understand body language, both their prospects' and their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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How do you turn demanding, dissatisfied, and disagreeable clients into your best customers? "The customer is not always right. In fact, the customer is often blatantly wrong," say customer relation experts, Noah Fleming and Shawn Veltman. "We're not saying all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In "Focus in Action is Great Leadership," author Belinda Johnson White, Ph.D., helps young people to hone their leadership skills, further their personal and career success and innovate in the 21st century. Inspired by some of history's greatest trailblazers, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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The way in which people work, interact, and transact has drastically changed, but we're still following the same dated leadership model from the industrial age---an unrecognizable time when knowledge was scarce, talent seemingly limited and privacy still possible. We now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Nothing builds confidence like success. The tougher the problems and the more of them we solve, the greater our confidence becomes. That's the paradox of success in action. As our team racks up success after success, we understandably develop a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Rest on your laurels, coast through meetings, agree to disagree, and your leadership mojo drains away. To reverse the trend, you must question the status quo and find ways to deliberately walk yourself and those around you to places outside... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Open-Ended Questions After you've clarified your intent and begun to practice establishing rapport and being open, your next challenge is to ask open-ended questions. Rapport is a great foundation for this. Effective open-ended questions generate responses that are unrehearsed and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Problems build up and workplace conflicts arise. Your relationship with your co-worker suffers, you feel ineffective, and you both are less productive. No one wants to go into a tenuous situation blind and fumbling for words. Rather than shy away... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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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 Sep 17, 2017 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 Sep 13, 2017 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