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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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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
"Youthquake" is the verbal concoction recently declared Word of the Year (the year being 2017) by the experts at Oxford Dictionaries. They define it as "significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people."... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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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 Jan 14, 2018 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 Jan 14, 2018 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