Season’s Greetings

The holidays are a time for celebration and happiness; a time to be with family and friends... More>

Success Lessons from the 1955 “Good Wife’s Guide”

Way back in 1955, the monthly magazine Good Housekeeping published a no-nonsense article called a "Good Wife’s Guide". It was a different time for women, and gender-based codes of conduct were far more rigid.  More>

Divided By a Common Language

When you learn to speak a foreign language, you don’t necessarily end up always speaking the same language as a native speaker. Not until you have had years of practice. More>

Kind Words or Cruise Missiles?

When I read these comments on foreign policy from the former U.S. Secretary of State, I can't help but think how applicable her statement is to so many situations in our lives. More>

Sincerity or Hypocrisy?

Several years ago, during one of my early workshops with a group of Czech managers, I was told that I smiled like an American.  More>

Emotional Communication

David had been on the phone for 20mns waiting for the airline operator to tell him the status of his afternoon flight reservation. Impatient and nervous, he lost his usual control when the lady told him that she couldn’t find it. More>

Managing Transitions Comfortably

Life transitions are challenging because they force us to let go of the familiar, and face the future with a feeling of vulnerability. While transitions are as natural as the changing seasons, how many of us really understand the process and know how to make the best of it? More>

Are You Just Managing Your Team, or Are You Coaching Too?

Coming back from his annual management retreat, where one of the participants explained how he incorporated coaching into his management practice and shared the results, a manager - let’s call him Karel - was determined to see how he also could implement coaching in his supervisory role. More>

Man is What he Believes

Watching the recent Paris International marathon a reminded me of one of the greatest feats in sports history; the first time an athlete ran a mile under four minutes. More>

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Get a Job is to Network!

People do business with people they know, and like. I believe that those of you who have been going out on a regular basis can vouch for the wonderful opportunities the Prague social scene offers.  More>

Your Mind Defines Your Life

It has been said that by controlling our mind, we can control our destiny. We are each responsible for our own lives and more importantly, for the thoughts that shape them.  More>

Is Your Culture a Communication Asset or a Liability?

As I watched the French and German honorary consuls attend their annual conference to commemorate the anniversary of their friendship on January 22nd in Chicago, I couldn’t help but think of the long road it took the two countries to finally enact their 48-year-old treaty. More>

Trust, the Antidote to Feeling Insecure

Although Barack Obama claimed in his January 25th 2011 State of the Union Speech that the worst of the recession is over, many people are still struggling to recover from the worst financial downturn in several generations and suffering from a feeling of insecurity, having found themselves on the sidelines these past couple of years. More>


Welcome to the Business Coaching Blog, a place where people at every level of business are encouraged to engage with each other in an open conversation that will lead to greater success for all participants. More>

You Have Reached Your Destination

I always used to get lost, even with a map, and while getting lost has some benefits (you discover unexpected places), it can also create unnecessary stress. More>

New Year’s Resolution For 2011: Live In The Present

The celebration of the start of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago.  More>