Category: leadership

Machiavelli Was Right, Become a Kingmaker

Machiavelli Was Right, Become a Kingmaker by Colle Davis   History Machiavelli wrote The Prince in an era of monarchs and cruel despots (15th and 16th Century). He was advising those seeking a higher station in the realm and who wanted to stay alive. Those serving the king/lord were sycophants, schemers, and hangers-on who had …

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Male Privilege – His/Her Perspective

Male Privilege – His Perspective by Colle Davis I’ve learned that men of any age can learn new behaviors and I’ve also learned what it means to women, when given the opportunity and encouragement. My wife, Phyllis, is a glamorous firebrand in her own right is a successful artist and businesswoman, but she has been …

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Performance Coach

Performance Coach– by Senior Level Executive Coach, Colle Davis Maggie Shiff portrayed by Showtime’s series Billions’ character Wendy Rhoades is an excellent example of what a good coach can do for a company. Colle Davis’ 35-years of high-level coaching has produced comparable financial results for companies that Wendy creates with Axe’s people. Wendy’s character is …

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Walking Away From a ‘Flawed Deal’

Walking Away From a ‘Flawed Deal’ – by Senior Level Executive Coach, Colle Davis In 2002, my coaching company launched a formalized twelve-year research project that focused on a group of carefully selected successful business people. Initially, we began our project with 212 men and women, and at the end there were left 187 in …

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The Perception of Privilege

The Perception of Privilege – by Senior Level Coach, Colle Davis How can you learn the trappings of the perception of privilege if you did not grow up luxuriating in the air of plenty and access to power?   “The attitude of success or privilege, ignorance or poverty is evident to the world throughout your …

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Only 5% Sort for Success

Only 5% Sort for Success – by Senior Level Coach, Colle Davis Leaders see life differently than others. Their difference is their unique fingerprint on the scale of success. Can a leader’s path to success be quantified so it can be duplicated? After coaching top leaders in business for more than three decades, I’ve identified …

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CEO’s in Waiting

CEO’s in Waiting – by Coach Colle Davis Are you a CEO in waiting? How does the behavior of a current and future CEO’s differ from the expectations and stereotyped ideas? Here’s a sad fact: The level-headed, good listener, the problem solver is said to be in demand for leadership positions, and yet it is …

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