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The 800 Pound Gorilla

Reflections by Continuummm's Executive Coaches

800 Pound Gorilla

This blog is a forum for discussing the often obvious, and even not so obvious, challenges that we face in the workplace, personal life and within.

Know Thyself

I was listening to NPR the other day, and had the good fortune to be introduced to a clip from: “This is a Generic Brand video. – YouTube”.

This video reminded me, how branding and the marketing of a brand, can enter into the land of the horribly generic, if not the absurd, in pretty short order. It brought up painful memories of creating marketing materials for potential clients, that...

Men & Women in the Workplace

I’ve recently been trained to administer the EQ-i, 2.0 assessment, which has opened a big door onto what to date had been rather murky territory – Emotions and the role they play in our being effective managers and leaders in the workplace. The EQ assessment gives someone a readout of data on their own unique Emotional Intelligence profile. This has been a a fantastic way for me to discuss a subject...

The 800 Pound Gorilla in the Room

In defense of all of the managers and leaders out there who are “dancing as fast as they can”, I would also like to suggest, that in these change challenged times, there may be another reason we just don’t see that gorilla. Often times in business we become so preoccupied with the hundreds of details and ongoing crisis of the moment, that we no longer see the forest for...