Author Adam Piandes

I recently flew to Oakland to spend the day with a new client.  It’s always cool for me to peek into a company’s culture, work environment, leadership style, etc  I tend to walk away from these experiences having learned something new, or an old idea reinforced.  My latest visit was no exception.  During my visit, I had an opportunity to spend a good chunk of time with a really smart, thoughtful, and innovative guy.  We ...
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Here’s a summary, and some highlights, of the newsletter topics I discussed in March. Firstly, the overarching theme for the month was “vulnerability”, as we focused on topics such as staying open, self-examination and incremental growth. Improving in these areas will give you a much stronger sense of your behaviors and patterns and a renewed sense of confidence as you move through the world. Here are some highlights from the month... Vulnerability is the key ...
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For the month of March, I’m taking a progressive approach and having each newsletter build on the previous one. A few weeks ago, I encouraged you to take a closer look at your behaviors and patterns in order to create change in your life and then last week, gave you 5 ways to do this. Now that you’ve had an opportunity for reflection and self-examination, I want to talk about how to best move forward ...
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Last week, I suggested that if you want to manifest the things that you desire in your life, you have to take a closer look at your behaviors and patterns….. Taking a closer look requires you to be vulnerable, embrace humility and examine the parts of you that are holding onto the “old”, ineffective ways of doing things. This is all good; however, doesn’t tell you HOW to examine the old, ineffective stuff.  So, for ...
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For the first quarter of 2019, my intention is to focus on subject matters that relate to your “behaviors and patterns” and provide insight on how to effectively work with them. For January it was “slowing down”. February was “presence”. And for March, it’s “vulnerability”. When you take the time slow down, you start to see things more clearly - you’re able to observe what’s happening around you and make more conscious decisions. Inevitably through ...
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Here’s a summary, and some highlights, of the newsletter topics I discussed in February. Firstly, the overarching theme for the month was “presence”, as we focused on themes such as your approachability, accountability and play.  Improving in these areas will undoubtedly give you a stronger presence in the world, not only within yourself, but the way that you show up for others.   Here are some highlights from the month... Your Energy Impacts Your Approachability: When ...
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a newsletter on “approachability” and asked you the question, “Are you approachable?” ……..and suggested that you have an opportunity to improve your overall approachability.  The big question is…..how do you do this?   There are a number of variables that come into play when considering this question; however, there’s one simple formula that will immediately support you…. And the formula is….play more. Yup, it’s that simple….Get out and play. There’s a reason ...
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One of the first questions I ask someone when we begin a coaching relationship is, “What is the most effective way to hold you accountable?” Like any situation, people approach it in different ways and have different responses... When the person is clear on how to best hold them accountable, it’s typically an indicator that they’ve had some form of an accountability partner in the past. When the person isn’t clear, it’s either that they ...
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When you stop and reflect on the people in your life, who do you tend to gravitate towards when you need to discuss something of importance? What are a few of their predominant characteristics? Why are these people so approachable? Having worked with both individuals and teams, I often find that approachability is one of the most powerful skills that anyone can possess. From having a quiet confidence, to lighting up a room with a ...
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Here’s a summary, and some highlights, of the newsletter topics I discussed in January. The overarching theme for the month was “slowing down”, which in many respects feels ironic, due to the “get out of the gates quickly and kick some ass” messages that we’re all used to receiving at the beginning of a new year. I’m totally in favor of kicking ass and doing awesome things, it’s just that I’m encouraging you to consider a different ...
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