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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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"When they get to own a P&L or become the CEO, in many cases executives are rusty at strategy or have never even been given a set of tools to set strategy," says management consultant Tim Lewko. In "MAKING BIG... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Courageous leaders align their values with their behaviors. Being aware of who you truly are and what you want to be to others is critical to knowing when taking a stand is necessary. Values are the driving motivation behind our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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More than fifty years after the start of the modern Women's Movement, women in the United States are still not "making it" in traditional male careers. Women start their careers in numbers comparable to men but as they move up the career ladder, they are severely underrepresented at every level,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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"Warm and fuzzy" works well for internet memes--not for management advice. Yet, too much of what's written about improving performance in companies treats "the soft stuff" in a soft way. Authors Colin Price and Sharon Toye, argue, "It's time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Getting to the Story You've established the critical insights and how those insights will be based on our understanding of the limitations of working memory. You have simplified the argument by managing down quality and by "decomplexifying." You have assembled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Success isn't about being perfect and always making the right choices. Successful management is the result of understanding and accepting your own humanity. Then you can become a truly successful leader. Then you can become perfect in your own imperfection.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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What "High Potential" Means Now Everyone has potential to grow, but not everyone, has the potential to lead a large, complex organization in the near and distant future. Today's high potential leaders, or "hipos," must be able to identify the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
According to the Pollfish Valentine's Day National Survey — a survey of 1,000 American consumers by Pollfish [www.pollfish.com], the world's leading self-service mobile survey and market research platform — men are 1.6x as likely as women to buy expensive gifts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Ask, Know, Do
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Many of us are focused on the wrong approach to reach our goals and improve our lives. We don't need to get more than what we already have. We just need to learn to use what we have. There are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
After going to see "HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL" at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago last weekend, I was glad that I had read The Hamilton Affair and The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton before the on stage performance. Hope you too enjoy the Hamilton play and/or books that illustrate true leadership to the birth of the United States of America.
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Courage is a mindset that requires grit and determination. Most organizations have a list of core values that are displayed on the wall and show up in a variety of company marketing materials, from coffee mugs to baseball caps. During... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Personality at Work has introduced broad research showing strong links between a leader's personality and outcomes--sometimes, extraordinary. Organizations are shaped as much by the personalities of their leaders as by product innovations, marketing prowess, or technical ingenuity, yet identifying personality... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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There is a scarcity of women in top leadership within Corporate America. Despite years of progress in the workforce, only 6% of women hold titles of chairman, president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer in Fortune 500 companies...and...only 15% of the seats on the boards of directors are held... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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What does improv have to do with business? The skills that we rely on during improv, including centered thinking and split-second decision-making, also apply to many day-to-day challenges of the business world. You're interviewing for a job, leading a meeting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Major news organizations are still reckoning with how to report on the President's lies. Throughout last week, President Trump repeated his calumny that he lost the popular vote only because millions of "illegals" voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump's obsession with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In a new book, "Get to the Heart," the author delivers specific strategies that will get your stakeholders out of the conference room and into the world of your insights and ideas. Business people are just as affected by emotion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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2017 is likely to be a year unlike any we've ever experienced. America has never been more divided, and many people are feeling alienated and anxious. Now, more than ever, it's critical to do what we can to build our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Resisting change is normal. Perhaps up to 90% of the American people do not have a clue about change. Once you discover how significant change is in our lives is every day (and how an understanding of change can make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Is it easy to think wrong? No. At least not at first. And here's why. Today, we might not stand trial for heresy as Galileo did, but we do stand trial. Every single day. We stand judged against the orthodoxy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Did you know: >> Only 38% of married women think their hubby is sexy, while 57% of husbands say the same about their wives. To conduct the NationalToday.com Spouses Day Survey, the pollsters at National Today [www.nationaltoday.com] — America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays — asked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Career Women Coaching
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At a time when workers feel a sense of disconnect with their jobs and companies--a September 2015 Gallup Poll recorded U.S. employee engagement levels at thirty one percent, with almost twenty percent of employees actively disengaged--it's vital that leaders of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Defending a series of false statements by the official White House spokesman and administration advisers suggest that invoking "alternative facts" is not untruths. For example, the White House's Kellyanne Conway says voters didn't care about the issue of Mr. Trump's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Why Know Yourself Better? Because when we are unaware, we unconsciously engage our default behavior. Only when we become aware of who we are and how others see us are we able to change our behavior. Sometimes, just being aware,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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On April 30, 1789, George Washington took office as the nation's first president. The man who would one day be eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" faced monumental problems as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Repairing and replacing a damaging workplace culture is tough--largely because people form and join cultures instinctively. Neuroscientist Paul J. Zak set out to shed light on this cultural blindness by measuring the brain activity of people at work. His research... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog