Building Relationships? Stop Making This Error

October 19, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Habits

There is a great story about building relationships. It starts with a young reporter given an assignment to interview two politicians competing for a seat in an upcoming election. She books appointments to interview both. She sets off to conduct her first interview. Her boss asks her how the interview went when her gets back. … Read More

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

Make Networking a Habit

October 5, 2018By Rael KalleyBeliefs, Habits

Make Networking a Habit Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking at a convention in Victoria, British Columbia. The topic was one near and dear to my heart – networking. Networking is simply seeking opportunities to meet, interact with and form connections with new people. It’s contributed to my life in many different … Read More

How To Reach A Goal The ‘Write’ Way

September 28, 2018By Rael Kalleygoals, Habits

How To Reach A Goal The ‘Write’ Way I would like to use today’s blog to write about writing blogs. But it’s actually about much more. It’a about how to reach a goal.This posting is my 773rd blog, a number far exceeding my original intention to write 10 blogs as a means of overcoming a … 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

Who Has An Influence on You?

September 7, 2018By Rael KalleyHabits

Who Has An Influence on You? How much influence comes from the people we spend time with? Do we consciously seek out those with whom we share things in common? A well-known proverb says that birds of a feather flock together. Some 3000 years ago Aesop pointed out that a man is known by the … Read More

Where do Habits Come From?

September 5, 2018By Rael KalleyBeliefs, goals, Habits

Where Do Habits Come From? “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.”-John Dryden, England’s first Poet Laureate in 1668.That quote is as true today as it was 350 years ago. The only difference is  today we have a far greater understanding of the extent to which habits shape our lives.In other words, … Read More

Light Your Own Fire

August 31, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, goals, Habits

We all have things we want, goals we would like to achieve and projects we would like to complete. The likelihood of us succeeding in our endeavors almost always comes down to a single measure: how important is it to accomplish our objectives? Every wish, goal, dream, need, want, desire we have falls somewhere along … Read More