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Think Like a Brand | No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


Listen to the full episode here:
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Branding is incredibly important and so few people do it. Here, I encourage you to change your thinking and help yourself.

The Case for Coaching (VIDEO)


Why should someone hire a coach? You make the case for why someone should, what are you trying to build your business, improve your life, change jobs or take some other form of action.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Are you interested in my coaching you? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Connect with me on LinkedIn; <a href="http://
www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter” >www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website., <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Secrets of Successful People: They Are Known. (VIDEO)


How do you make an impact in the world? Become known.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn; <a href="http://
www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter” >www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website., <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

It Sneaks Up on You (VIDEO)


A weekend celebration led to a few thoughts.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn; <a href="http://
www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter” >www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website., <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

Know Like Trust and . . . (VIDEO)


A less than 2 minute video about the missing ingredient in most people’s marketing. I apologize for the audio. I forgot to move the mike in front of me.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn; <a href="http://
www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter” >www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website., <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

A King’s Fable (VIDEO)


Using a fable I read recently, I share your story about smart leadership.

 

Summary

I thought I would use a story today to illustrate a point. I want to give Keith Rosen at KeithRosen.com credit for sharing the story.

Once upon a time, there was a wise and noble king. The king lived a happy life with his beautiful wife. A few years after they were married, his wife became very ill and sadly died soon after. Unfortunately, this tragedy occurred before having children so the king was left to rule without his wife beside him. He was devastated by his loss, but kept his commitment to rule with honor and take care of the people in his kingdom. The longer that his wife was so strong he could not bear the thought of marrying again.

As the years passed, having no children of his own, the king knew he would have to find the right man (it's always a matter of the stories) to take his place as ruler of the kingdom. There was no bloodline and no son who would rightfully take the throne. He called upon the people of the kingdom to help him to succeed him. He knew there would be a test that would help identify the most promising candidate.

One day as the king is taking a walk through the countryside, he came across a HUGE sinkhole that was so large that you could fit at least 2 football fields within it. Suddenly, he thinks to himself, "I've got it! I know the test will help you identify the next king "quickly he returned to the castle to share his ideas with his advisers. Him

The next day, the King issued a decree throughout the kingdom. "Come one. Come all. In 3 weeks time, those of you who feel worthy enough to take my place will meet in the tower square to demonstrate why you should be the one to be the heir to the kingdom."

The day finally arrived and it seemed like thousands of people gathered in the town square with the dream of being chosen as the heir to the throne. The king took the people out to the countryside to show them what he had found. He then asks this question, "what should I do? This is the question that if you answer correctly will earn you your rightful place as our next king. "

After several days in hundreds of responses later no one what had come up with the right answer. Repeatedly, the king would hear the same responses – – fill it with rocks and dirt.. Fill it with water. Build a bridge over the sinkhole. Build a wall. Put signs around it. Make it a graveyard. Leave it be. Camouflage the sinkhole to protect us from our enemies.

While some of these were interesting ideas, none was the correct answer. The king became discouraged, wondering if anyone could act like a successful king. As the number of candidates start to dwindle to the remaining few, it became time for one young man to answer the king's question. A poor farm boy from the countryside who is ridiculed by those older and wiser for even considering the possibility of being king,

"So," spoke the king with a disheartened and disinterested tone, "

The young man hesitated for a moment and then responded with, "Why do anything?"

Suddenly, the king's mood changed. He looked at the young man and asked with hope, "Why? When everyone advise me what I can do with the sinkhole, why are you the only one to advise me not at all or tell me what I should do? Why do you come to me with only a question? "

The young man responded by saying, "I cannot respond, my King, I don't know your 'why.' Until I understand, not just what you want to do, but why you want to do anything about the sinkhole, only then can I discuss your desired outcome. Until then, the only course of action is to do nothing."

So, folks, this was the magic answer. Instead of telling the king what he could do, this young man simply asked the king one question – – a simple question that is so powerful and usually overlooked – – why?

After all, how do you decide whether you want to align with others if you don't know why? How can you do it unless you understand your motivations, intentions, reasons, beliefs… Why is it important to them?

I will simply say that for this young man it was the right answer. It was the answer that allows him to become king.

The other people asked, " why this boy?" The king told them, "I never wanted to fix anything. Everyone came to me with the solution to what they thought was a problem and told me how to fix it. They never took the time to uncover and understand my 'why.' My desired intention. My point of view. This young man was the only one insightful enough to uncover my intention and my point of view. "

For you becoming a leader, you have to understand what your people want and expect from you and why they want it. When leading a team, you have to develop an inspired and shared goal and vision. They don't just simply need to understand what they have to do. After all, managers can do that. To lead, you have to give them the sense within themselves as to why they are doing something.

Ideally, this comes from within, rather than through motivation. Inspiration rather than motivation. Inspiration is the quality within us; motivation is that behavioral saying that says we will get X number of responses if we do such and such.

Just to conclude, for you, leading groups of people, why do you want to do something? Why should they do something? Can you create a shared vision for your group?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Breaking Rules and Leadership (VIDEO)


We all live by certain rules but do they really work for us, or have they just become deadening habits. Here, I encourage you to test some of your rules and lead your life again.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice and encouragement, visit my website, <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

Don’t Talk So Much! (VIDEO)


Stop problem-solving for people so much. Start looking at things differently.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice and encouragement, visit my website, <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

Mistakes, Shame and Learning


We all make mistakes but often respond with shame for having made them. Here I discuss how to so that you can learn and grow from the experience.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice and encouragement, visit my website, <a href="http://
www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com” >www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Ready to schedule your first coaching call? https://gum.co/JAcoaching

Managing Up (VIDEO)

Sometimes, the biggest challenge to success is your boss. You need to master the skill of managing up.

Managing Your Boss

Summary

This video is talking about the importance of “managing up.” 

When you think about it, your boss has expectations and, at the same time, you have expectations, too.  Sometimes, there is a disconnect between the 2 of you and your expectations.  Sometimes, your boss is your problem.  That’s a legitimate thing. I’m not talking about whining, complaining or criticizing.  Let me use an example from a session I did recently.

The guys a very successful individual.  His boss is energetically different.  They are much more methodical type than the person I am coaching.  The result is that things aren’t getting done.  It shows up in a variety of different ways that aren’t important to go into. But, in the effort to “manage,” what is happening is the firm is losing staff, the environment everyone is working in has become “complicated,” there is friction in the office and a lot more.

Managing up involves working with your boss to get a handle on some of their challenges… It is a coaching exercise.  If you think you can have one conversation and resolve all issues, man!  It doesn’t work that way, does it?

If anything, you need to be somewhat consistent over the course of time in order to ask great questions to bring them to a place where they are able to see things through your eyes, share with their experiences that may be different than yours.  In this way, there is greater understanding.  Ultimately, what is going on is that the 2 of you, even though there is a power differential (they are your boss and you are not), because you are having a human conversation with them, the playing field starts to level out.  Even though they may trump you by pulling rank, they are telling you something as well.  The idea is to go in without any judgment or preconceived notion, and, in the course of chatting about one thing, you might talk about this other thing.

I was wondering… I noticed that…“And you start the conversation along those lines.

I’m curious.  Have you ever considered such and such? If so, what were your thoughts? “

You might talk about your experience of what is going on. You leave it as a flat conversation with no expectation that there is going to be a successful conclusion.

Coming back on another occasion, not an hour later, but having given them time to think about it, you let it rumble in their subconscious. You introduced the subject again in a later conversation a week, a month, 2 weeks later… Whenever and see what their thoughts are. 

You go a little bit deeper with your opinion.

Managing up is a relationship issue. They are using power differentials to get things done, driving things and pushing things that is creating friction and that isn’t really what they want.

In doing this over time, you are becoming a trusted advisor for this person, someone that they can rely upon. They can open themselves up to you in different sorts of ways than they might have, up until this point.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Ready to schedule your first coaching call?

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