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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 low can't go lower, eventually you hit a bottom, and bottoms, personally and professionally, are profoundly important. Everything gets rearranged at the bottom: your hopes, your dreams, your memories, and most importantly, your ego. As lonely as the bottom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Over his four decades focusing on high-level executives, Fred Halstead has come to recognize and understand the distinguishing traits of high-performing leaders. In "Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results", Halstead emphasizes the power and payoff of sharpening fundamental leadership abilities,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Leaders schooled in rational, left-brained thinking need to adapt to changing political, social and technological forces. This requires not only the ability to drill down into details, but to look across the horizon and make right-brained connections, say leadership experts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Damien Chazelle stood face to face with a chunk of the moon. The triangular moon rock was held in a vise, under glass: chicken-nugget-size and light gray, with glimmering specks of crystal. "That's really cool, Chazelle said, leaning in. He... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Writing a book is a journey throughout our careers, where we have encountered situations and had experiences that have now been incorporated into the "The Manager's Answer Book". There is always something new to learn in your work to become... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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What do you do when someone asks you a question? If the words "answer it" formed in your head, you're WRONG! "You should respond to a question," argues co-author James O. Pyle. "Responding to a question is better than answering... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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One of the most difficult leadership positions in business today is also the most common: the "leader in the middle." If you lead people and answer to someone else--a boss, shareholder, customers--you are among the millions of "leaders in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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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 Sep 18, 2018 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 Sep 17, 2018 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