Executive Coaching for Technology Executives

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Is this you? Your role as executive comes with an array of challenges you have not yet faced or previously faced, but not well. You could use confidential support for problem solving. Or you confess you don’t have the road map to be the leader you want to become. You need someone other than your colleagues as a sounding board. Perhaps it is time to change employers and you realize the skills for job search have changed and you are not certain you have the magic to open the right doors. You appreciate most of the advice offered is geared for people much younger in their career. 

Welcome to your online executive coaching resource. You will find answers to many questions on leadership, solutions to significant problems and discussions of trends and topics only executives face.

You are invited to comment, submit questions and participate in discussions. Need more support? Contact me to see if executive coaching is a match for your needs. We can create a personal program to get you where you want to be. Contact me: rita@ritaashley.com.

Ready to change jobs and find the challenge daunting, even mystifying? Finding moving from Director to VP difficult? 97% of my clients have reached their career goal within six months when they follow my coaching advice for job search. Contact me to discuss your particular challenges to see if coaching makes sense at this point in your career. 

Reduce Turnover: Build a brand that says your career is safe with us

Do your employees feel their career is safe?

“No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.” Bill Gates

Want to reduce turnover and increase productivity? Do you believe it is important to keep the institutional knowledge in-house? Do you hope to attract and hire ‘A’ players to your team to fill those critical positions?

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How to say NO to your boss

HOW TO SAY NO TO YOUR BOSS AND RETAIN HER/HIS RESPECT.

Every executive and technology professional faces this dilemma at some point. You and your team are already pushed to the max and your boss asks you to take on another very important task. How do you refuse without raising their ire or losing your ‘team player’ status?  Continue reading

Six ways to optimize any meeting

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Get the most from meeting face time.

How many times have you found yourself doodling or wool gathering during an important meeting? Bet it is because the topic doesn’t include you or you wonder how things got so off course. The decision to gather busy people into a meeting is prompted by a perceived need that only face to face interaction will accomplish whatever is the need. Here’s how to make the best use of that time. Continue reading

Don’t be a Manager, be a Leader

Open letter to managers who aspire to be leaders.

You say you want to motivate me, to garner a loyalty so strong I will work long hours when a crisis hits and take time to bring others up to speed, that I will refer my friends as prospective employees.

You tell me you are proud of your track record and want to be known as the person who brought game changing products and services to market.

And you will measure your success by low attrition and praise from your management. Continue reading