Category Archives: Article

Jumanji: A Study in Strengths-Based Teams

by Anita Polite-Wilson, Ph.D., CPC, Executive Coach & Consultant for Parrish Partners In the interest of your commitment to employee engagement, ask yourself three questions: How can I recognize and leverage potential strengths inherent in my team members? How can … Continue reading

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SHIFT Into A New Way of Being Using Your Strengths

by Anita Polite-Wilson, Ph.D. Most people make a new year’s resolution, which is admirable.  However, studies show that most resolutions are broken within the first 30 days of the new year.  Instead of worrying about making your new year’s resolutions … Continue reading

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Self Gifting with Strengthsfinder

Anita Polite-Wilson, Ph.D., CPC We’ve often heard that the most precious gift you can give anyone is the gift of your time.  During this season of gift-giving, have you forgotten someone?  Someone special, amazingly talented, and like no one else … Continue reading

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Communications: Putting The Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

by Mark A. Parrish BLUF-ing someone refers to the discipline of providing a single sentence, summarizing the call to action for a recipient, and ideally negating the need to read any further. DETAIL Routinely, business communiqués begin with a back … Continue reading

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Mastering Your Mindset

by Michele Parrish At Parrish Partners, we believe in leading with your strengths and focusing on “that one thing” that holds you back to in order to get to a higher performance state.  For a large percentage of people, “that … Continue reading

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That One Thing (TOT) Part 2

That One Thing (TOT) Part 2 What Holds You Back? by Michele Parrish During my career as an operations leader in the high tech industry, I experienced the tremendous value of applying Theory of Constraints to optimize manufacturing operations. Eli … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE TO CHANGE: PART I

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach Ranking right up there near the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” is a somewhat similar and equally puzzling question, “Why are people resistant to change?” Rabbi Harold Kushner, … Continue reading

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John Ray’s Secret Sauce Part IV – The “Secret Sauce” for Relationships

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach John Ray was a Southern gentleman, colorful entrepreneur, race car driver and chef who I met when he was catering an Employee Appreciation Day event in Talladega, Alabama. He was friendly and easy … Continue reading

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What Holds You Back? Breaking Through That One Thing (TOT) Part I of IV

By Michele Parrish, Editorial Contributions by Norm Lanier, Ph. D. A couple of years ago I started articulating the work I do as an executive coach as “helping brilliant people shine brighter.”   Yes, even the most brilliant people can grow. Our … Continue reading

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Embrace 2016!

  A new year is a “temporal landmark” (a phrase coined by social scientists)—a point in time for a fresh start and a chance to begin again. In our businesses, we build new budgets, refresh/add to strategic plans, and hopefully, … Continue reading

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