Category Archives: Coaching
8 Tips For Changing Leadership Habits

August 29, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Productivity and innovation. Two things everyone is looking to achieve. This Harvard Business Review article, Your Innovation Problem Is Really A Leadership Problem, presents an interesting perspective: ‘It isn’t either/or. It’s both/and.’ Or as we would say, one and the same. For both to be effective and lasting, […]

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Embracing The Millennial Opportunity

August 15, 2013

Written in 2009, this post is more relevant today than ever.  Engaging Millennials is fast becoming a talked about concern among executives and middle managers alike.  Check it out to get some more insight into this ‘AND’ generation. By Michael Tatham Jr, President, The Tatham Group Are Millennials lazy or just searching for an environment […]

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10 Lessons from May’s Invitational Boot Camp

June 6, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Last week I had the privilege of facilitating Boot Camp for seventeen amazing individuals.  I take the challenge to impart a new perspective very seriously, while having some fun, and feel nervous before every session.  And then I remember: they are not the only ones learning.  The biggest […]

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Relationship Turnaround: One Family Success in Business

April 29, 2013

Small to medium sized businesses fuel the economy.  Many are family-owned and run. Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of stories about these companies in various stages of transferring the business to the next generation. The common thread through all of them is that the leaders bring history and a deeper level of intimacy to […]

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Everyone is a Gatekeeper

March 5, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group This morning began as every other morning with one exception. My daughter decided she did not want to go to preschool today. “You will have fun!” She shook her head.  “Today is ballet class…you don’t want to miss that do you?”  We’ve moved to ignoring now.  “Don’t you […]

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Forget Everything You Know

September 21, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group “Forget everything you know.  What you did yesterday isn’t going to work today. You need to do this new thing from now on. Do you understand me? It doesn’t matter that you think the old way worked. This is your new job. If you have problems with it […]

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Selling, Not Yelling

July 9, 2012

By Keith DeFreitas Keith DeFreitas works with the employees to develop skills and tools to serve customers. He believes you should always start by fixing the process before you try to develop training.  He’s worked with many industries including banking,  auto sales, and soft drink distribution. I once worked with a car dealership where the […]

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The Power of Attitude: A Cherokee Legend

March 5, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group As a coach, motivation is a big part of the job.  We help people and organizations reach their true potentials.  Sometimes the path appears daunting and our teams start to doubt themselves and their ability to affect change.  Are there large obstacles thrown at them?  Is transformative change […]

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Motivating the Next Generation

August 30, 2011

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Squirt: Good afternoon. We’re gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There’s a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it. Marlin: It’s like he’s trying to speak to me, I know […]

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Becoming an Expert on Experts

July 1, 2011

By Michael Tatham, President, The Tatham Group. The majority of business owners and operators don’t understand the purpose of having and using an expert. During the assessment stage of Boot Camp, we facilitate participants through a very important part of the ‘discovery process’ to achieve consistency when using the process of observation. We do this […]

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