It’s Not About Blame

March 30, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Corporate Coaching

It's Not About Blame I experienced a problem this week that served to underscore the problem with blame. My wife Gimalle and I live in a two-tower condominium complex and I have served as a member of the Board of Directors for the past 12 years. Gimalle, while not a member of the board, is … Read More

New Supervisor Problems

March 16, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, culture

New Supervisor Problems How would you gain the confidence of your team as a new supervisor, especially if they are resistant to you? This is not an uncommon question. Whenever a person is promoted or appointed to a position of leadership, there is always the possibility of a political dynamic that will make their job … Read More

Asking for Help: Strength or Weakness?

March 13, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching

Asking for Help: Strength or Weakness? She sat across the table and as I listened to her story, I felt her pain as acutely as if it was mine. She told me that much of her childhood had been consumed by overwhelming feelings of sadness and despair. She could neither explain nor understand why this … Read More

It Takes Guts to Start A Business

March 2, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, goals

A few years ago, I had a conversation with a client who, years earlier, had left a very promising corporate career to branch out on his own and start a business. By the time I met him he had assembled an international organization doing business in 12 countries, employed more than 2,500 people and was … Read More

Enjoying Success Means Never Giving Up

February 16, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

Enjoying Success Means Never Giving Up While walking through the +15 yesterday on my way to a client meeting, I ran into a long-time friend who has been enjoying success in the group insurance business. Whenever the words perseverance and persistence find a way into any conversation, I am reminded of a story he shared … Read More

Look Past First Impressions

February 7, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Corporate Coaching, culture

Look Past First Impressions You are interviewing a person for a senior management position within your company, and you’re keenly observant of the interviewee’s behaviour. After all, first impressions are key, right?  The candidate shows up for the interview 45 minutes late, offers no explanation for his tardiness, plonks himself down in a chair, puts … Read More

How Well Do You Manage Expectations?

January 12, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching

How Well Do You Manage Expectations? There are many causes of conflict, however the primary cause of conflict always circles back to one thing: unmet expectations. Here’s what I mean. Answer this one question for me: What business are you in? Some might answer the question by stating the industry; “I’m in the energy business,” … Read More