Testimonials

Recalibrating Life

After working with Patti, I have new passion and energy for all I undertake. Her teachings have enabled me to recalibrate my life, so that I have more time for myself and for what I hold most important – while reaching higher levels of enjoyment and efficiency in my work.

- Leigh O.
Healthcare Management
Who Coaches The CEO?

"Who coaches the CEO? I coach everyone else. Having a coach who helps you see things from multiple perspectives, who has been there and done that so she understands, who can help me sift through, prioritize, strategize, vision, and take this to action – priceless!"
W.F.; CEO, Healthcare


Trusting My Instincts

Trusting my instincts about decision-making was difficult with the changes we had experienced at our firm. After working with Patti, I have much greater confidence in my instincts and my judgment, which has resulted in a greater efficiency in my team and improved the quality of our service.
N.C.; Director of Operations, Transportation Firm


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Testimonials

Recalibrating Life

After working with Patti, I have new passion and energy for all I undertake. Her teachings have enabled me to recalibrate my life, so that I have more time for myself and for what I hold most important – while reaching higher levels of enjoyment and efficiency in my work.

- Leigh O.
Healthcare Management
Who Coaches The CEO?

"Who coaches the CEO? I coach everyone else. Having a coach who helps you see things from multiple perspectives, who has been there and done that so she understands, who can help me sift through, prioritize, strategize, vision, and take this to action – priceless!"
W.F.; CEO, Healthcare


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So far Patti Cotton has created 121 blog entries.

Can You Lead with Heart and Get Results?

By | 2018-02-12T06:59:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

A business can’t exist without meeting its bottom line. But neither can a business exist without its people. You’ve probably been in the room when budget is discussed, and someone diagrams the tension between dollars and people to get to an answer. The thought there is, too low on dollars, and we aren’t investing enough [...]

Is Your High Performer Ruining the Company?

By | 2018-02-06T14:21:30+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Do you have a high performer that acts out, but you hesitate to correct him or her because he or she generates so much business for the company? You may discover that your favored “race horse” is actually costing you more than you know. What can you do? I have seen this before – and [...]

How to Fall in Love with Conflict

By | 2018-01-30T09:38:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Most executives tell me they hate conflict and run quickly from it. And if they can’t escape it, they report handling it poorly. After all, who likes tension? I’d like to offer an alternate paradigm – how would you like to fall in love with conflict? I can give you some compelling reasons why – [...]

Three Ways to Help Your New Employee Execute Well

By | 2018-01-22T17:51:54+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Do you sometimes wonder if one of your managers made a mistake with their latest hire? How can you tell? The new hire’s transferable skills check out. Their attitude is positive. Team morale is high. And you can clearly tell the new hire is highly engaged and ready to go. But he or she is [...]

How to Pull Your Business Results Out of a Rut

By | 2018-01-15T14:31:26+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

You are a great leader and you treat your people well. You are doing all the right things – coaching and mentoring, teaching people how to solve problems, giving regular feedback… You practice the five daily good management habits we talked about last week (if you missed it, here is the link). Your employees are happy, [...]

Five Daily Habits for Good Management

By | 2018-01-08T13:25:03+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Is your company or team making steady and continuous improvements? Or do you feel like you are throwing darts that keep missing the target? When you’ve spent serious money on strategies and plans to raise team or company performance and these initiatives don’t stick, it’s time to look in the mirror. You aren’t alone. The [...]

Three Ways to Assess Your Personal Effectiveness

By | 2017-12-20T14:30:26+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

How effective are you? Things are going well, but you sometimes wonder if you could step up your game – but where to start? There are three quick ways you can find out. I recently worked with an executive we will call Sam, who shared that she felt things were going fine. She suspected, however, [...]

Is Your Team Costing the Company Money?

By | 2017-12-18T18:03:01+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Three Trust Indicators You can talk all you want about time management tactics, learning how to facilitate critical conversations, and mastering conflict resolution. But unless your team enjoys a high level of trust among its team members, none of these wonderful skills will help your team’s performance. In fact, your team may be costing your [...]

Four Types of Leadership Behaviors You Can’t Do Without

By | 2017-12-13T19:56:30+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

How many leadership behaviors have you read about? Ten? Twenty? Another number? Pretty mind-boggling, isn’t it? And if you are like many, such a sea of varying information can cause you to simply put the latest article aside and go back to doing things the way you know how. In the world of leadership development, [...]