Category Archives: Helping others succeed

Influence without authority

Margaret Beaton

A leader’s ability to influence without authority – in the traditional sense – is rapidly becoming a hallmark of the new era in the world of work. A client recently captured the challenge of having to influence others without authority when she said: “Can you teach me how to hold someone accountable who does not report to … [Read More]

 

Happy holidays – a time to reflect and recharge

Margaret Beaton

Happy holidays to all my clients and followers of Letting go. Stepping up; it ‘s a time to reflect and recharge. Have a restful and reflective break and return in 2015 to focus on those aspects of your life and career that are most important to you. In doing so, please browse some of my … [Read More]

 

How to avoid making attribution errors in performance coaching

Margaret Beaton

All too often I see executives making mistakes with attribution errors in performance coaching. Coaching people to help them perform in their jobs and develop in their careers is an important part of every executive’s responsibilities, yet attribution errors occur frequently and distressingly. Here’s how to avoid making attribution errors in performance coaching. First, you … [Read More]

 

Personal growth lessons from ‘A Dangerous Method’

Margaret Beaton

All personal growth requires effort, willingness to try, to fail, to try again, learn and eventually grow from the experience. In common parlance, there’s no gain without pain. All to often I hear mentors or mentees bemoaning a lack of progress and an absence of spark in the mentoring relationship. On the hand, I also … [Read More]