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Values, Culture, and My Grade School Soccer Coach, Mr. Nolan

By Dan Coughlin Recently I spent a magical day in Philadelphia. In the morning I worked with the top 14 executives in a tremendous company focused on their values and culture. In the afternoon, I spent four hours at the Liberty Museum, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the brand new Museum of the American Revolution. […]

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The Illusion of Control

By Dan Coughlin For the past 20 years I’ve been an advisor to executives and entrepreneurs. Many times I’ve heard comments from my clients about wanting greater authority and control. They sound like this: “If I had more control over people, I could get so much more done.” “If I could be put in charge […]

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If You Take Money out of the Equation, How do you Measure Success?

By Dan Coughlin I’ve often heard this statement: That person has a really good job. Or this one: That person has a great job. Those statements are code for meaning that person either makes a really good salary or a really great salary. Whenever I hear that I always think to myself that there has […]

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Strengthen YOUR Organization’s Brand in YOUR Community

By Dan Coughlin A strong brand attracts customers to you and makes the sales process much easier. A strong brand is a crucially important factor in generating sustainable, profitable growth. No organization owns its brand. The brand exists outside of the organization and inside the minds of customers and potential customers. The best you can […]

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Think Time Produces Major Results for Business Leaders.

How often do you take time to step back from the day-to-day operations of your business to reflect on how best to grow and serve your customers.  Recently, I read  a Harvard Business Review article about the importance and power of mindful thinking. The authors recommended 10 minutes a day of mindful thinking. That sounds […]

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In Defense of Business People

By Dan Coughlin Recently I heard a speaker talking about the rights of homeless people. I was so impressed by his message and his example. It was a powerful speech including many good points. He said it was wrong to criticize homeless people in a degrading way, and that it was wrong to make generalizations […]

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What’s your critical one-hour activity that you need to do every working day?

By Dan Coughlin The problem with business is busyness. We all face the challenge of keeping our work days from being eaten up with being busy. The angry customer calls, our boss wants something NOW, the computer breaks down, the package that was supposed to be delivered overnight somehow didn’t make it, and on and […]

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We Need a New Wave of Heroes

By Dan Coughlin To me, a hero is a person whose decisions and behaviors are worth emulating. A hero is someone to aspire to be like and to even go beyond. Heroes, exemplars, and positive role models are important in organizations and in society. They raise the bar for others to try to reach and […]

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Executive Coaching Advice: Understand How People Make Decisions

By Dan Coughlin In 1995 I first learned the DISC Method, and I found it to be intriguing. It was about how different people have different needs that have to be met before they make a decision. Over the past almost quarter-century I’ve seen many, many different ways of explaining this topic including using the […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Dan Coughlin

This week’s One Percent Edge Podcast features Dan Coughlin. Dan is president of The Coughlin Company, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on improving executive effectiveness and significance. He serves as a thinking partner for executives and business owners toward improving their most important desired business outcomes. He does this through executive coaching for individuals […]

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