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How to approach your boss about telework

Anywhere workers do it daily. Corporate workers do it once or twice a week. Flex workers do it when appropriate. What is it? Teleworking. The US government is working to get the Telework Enhancement Act passed. Though I have not read the act, I have experienced resistance to telework from many employers and clients. The hard truth is that if you want a telework arrangement, it is your responsibility to make it work, not management’s.

NEWS UPDATE: President Obama signs The Telework Enhancement Act into Law December 9, 2010

It’s a start – now do your part! Let’s make the movement into the anywhere worker world – one person at a time! Here are some tips to get you started.

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30 powerful questions for coaching and reflecting

To be, or not to be: that is the question. ~William Shakespeare

Powerful questions can be used in coaching, self-reflection, leadership development, team collaboration, and even critical thinking. Often one question can be enough to ignite an illuminating conversation ending in the all powerful ‘ah ha’ moment of a client or team mate. Below is a collection of 30 questions I have used over the years in coaching, consulting, self-reflection, and in a collaborative team setting. If these inspire critical thinking on your part, then I can enjoy the knowledge that I can inspire from a distance. If these questions inspire more questions, please let me know by leaving a comment.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Coach

Exceptional Leadership comes from developing emotional intelligence. Exceptional coaching comes from tapping into your emotional intelligence strengths as both a coach and client. Emotional Intelligence (EI) begins with self-awareness and expands to management of emotions of oneself, others, and groups. At each phase of the coaching engagement, there are opportunities for the coach to influence the client in building EI competency by modeling the behavior.

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