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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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To help people become experts--to help them gain knowledge, build skills, and become lifelong learners--it's critical that we understand how adults learn best. Today, we know more than ever about how the human brain works and how people learn most... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
It's easy for executives to get caught up with meeting targets and lose sight of the leadership skills they need to motivate teams. In the new book, LEADING WITH EDGE, author Jose R. Costa shows leaders how to inspire their... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Leaders today responsible for revenue growth and competing effectively know that real innovation requires moving beyond known business models, towards customer insight-driven opportunities for value and growth that sustain businesses and brands. THE CHANGE MAKER'S PLAYBOOK is for leaders who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Cadence is a parable of a business owner and triathlon coach named JJ who left his stable job as a teacher to full-file his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Cadence uniquely communicates entrepreneur Pete Williams's "7 Levers" approach to business... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
"There's a huge difference between networks and networking," says author James Millar. "Networking is often desperate and transactional; whereas networks are groups of peer we trust." While few enjoy "networking," many crave authentic conversations with peers, clients, and key stakeholders.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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From awareness to systems change: With the extreme weather events taking place all around the globe in recent years, few deny climate change any longer. The images of massive floods in Paris and London, shrinking ice fields on the poles,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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We live in a world of accelerating change that we can either tune out and avoid, or evolve with, lead and transform by awakening and expanding our minds with heightened awareness. In "CONSCIOUS: The Power of Awareness in Business and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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People who complete more formal schooling tend to be more intelligent than those who don't. IQ tests are designed so that the mean, median and mode are essentially the same, so there's no way that two-thirds of people can be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Employee engagement has been consistently cited as a top and growing priority by CEO's, managers, and human resources leaders across the country. Yet, statistics over the past two decades continuously show that over two-thirds of all employees are "disengaged" at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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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