Corporate Culture is Everything

October 12, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

On three separate occasions this week I have found myself engaged in discussions on the topic of organizational corporate culture. In each case the person I was chatting with described dysfunctional behavior in their workplace. I have become fascinated with the role that corporate culture plays in organizations. So much so that  I’ve transitioned much … Read More

Don’t Give It Away

September 21, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

Don’t Give It Away My grandfather used to say free advice is usually not worth what you pay for it. I say, don’t give it away. He explained that other than gifts, we tend to place little value on things we get at no cost. I frequently work with clients at the start-up stage of … Read More

Why Have a Coach?

September 14, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, goals, Habits

Why Have a Coach? I am a coach. I have a coach. Why have a coach? The most important and valuable lessons are the ones we learn after we already know everything. There is no surer way of striving to always be on top of your game than having a trusted guide who will always … Read More

Dealing with Difficult People

August 17, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Corporate Coaching, culture

Dealing with Difficult People Every office has one. At least one. Some have many. You know what I mean? Difficult people.Difficult people are not going anywhere. Which means you need to find a way to coexist and, preferably, prosper.But how?He/she/they lack any redeemable feature that you can latch onto, and cultivate in a way that … Read More

Eliminate Distractions and Improve Your Focus

August 8, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

Eliminate Distractions and Improve Your Focus Bright shiny objects. They’re everywhere. They come in all shapes, sizes and forms and they have one thing in common. They’re distractions that rob your focus.Perhaps an email, a phone call, a text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, any of the other countless websites out there vying for your attention, … Read More

It Costs Nothing To Celebrate Success

July 27, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, culture

It Costs Nothing To Celebrate Success “Do 100 things well, no one ever says a word. Make one mistake and you get to meet the whole management team.” This was how a woman recently explained the culture of the company in which she works. The idea of taking time to celebrate success is basically unheard … Read More

Work Ethic & The Maximum/Minimum Rule

July 18, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

Work Ethic & The Maximum/Minimum Rule Whenever the topic of work ethic comes up, I am reminded of the story a client told me many years ago of a conversation she had with an employee.She was conducting a performance evaluation and they were reviewing his results. She was providing feedback from his immediate supervisor and … Read More

Leaders Don’t Blame

June 1, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, sales

Monday was an interesting day for me: I was severely berated recently during a meeting for suggesting a simple adage I know to be true: leaders don’t blame. My client, a senior executive in a large multinational corporation, was explaining the dismal performance of his division and the failure to come even close to hitting … Read More