Recent blogs

Identifying a High Potential

March 23, 2021, by: fbgconsulting

IDENTIFYING A HIPO (High Potential) by FBG Consulting You feel your employee has potential… but do you know Potential FOR WHAT? How far they can rise successfully? How fast they can go? How ready they are? What can you do to fast track their development? You might have spotted the person when they made a […]

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Time for Renewal

October 21, 2020, by: fbgconsulting

Where are you today in terms of what you want to be?
When is the right time to do get to work on that?
Who you want to interact with and how?
What work do you want to do to leverage your full potential?
My coaching clients are typically working on topics of communication, leadership and career progression.

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Moving from “Fear” to “Doing”

October 20, 2020, by: fbgconsulting

They say fear is paralyzing. When confronted with the unknown you tend to not “do” or to hold back your actions to reassess and identify where and how to mitigate your risks.  This is terrible and frightening from a personal perspective, but it’s even harder to understand within an organization – since they are intended to act. The organization had operated for a long time without an engagement survey.

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Blurry Vision Syndrome

October 19, 2020, by: fbgconsulting

Think of an opportunity where you’ve held an object really close to your eyes? If you reflect on the experience you will describe it as the object blocking your panoramic view, not being able to appreciate the details and perhaps your vision being foggy. It is truly uncomfortable to be so close that your vision is impaired. However, the same thing may happen when you get too close to people you supervise.

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The Concept of Inclusive Diversity

October 18, 2020, by: fbgconsulting

Anyone who publicly says that they feel a sense of discomfort with those that are different could be harshly judged. Who wants to be called discriminatory? Anyone who request the opinion of others just to meet the organizational guidance will be questioned. Who wants to be recognized as insincere? While we’re more familiar with the term diversity and inclusion,

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September 18, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

I recently had the opportunity to present at a meeting on Gender issues for a group of corporate representatives. The baseline for the discussion was a recent report put together y Citigroup on the “Role of Women as Drivers of Global Economic Growth”. So much has been accomplished, yet so much still remains to be done. The situation resulting from mediocre economic growth has brought forth the need for everyone to contribute.

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September 5, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

n the course of numerous interviews and coaching, I’ve come to identify communication skills as one of the lowest in today’s world. Regardless of level, tenure, industry or type of job this seems to prevail, making it really hard and lengthy to engage in assessment conversations. I find that most people are extremely lengthy in communicating their thoughts.

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August 28, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

I not only lived in the corporate world for 36 years, but in my line of work I get to interact with those who still do. The corporate world is synonymous to ROI, volumes, clients, markets, competition, revenues, expenses and products. That’s what we tend to consider the “hard stuff” . We use the term as if it were expressed in an isolated context to mean “free of people”.

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April 8, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

MY LAST PROFESSIONAL DECADE IN SONGS Maybe you’re like me…love music, dancing and find inspiration in them. I recently realized that unconsciously (at a minimum for the past decade) I have found my professional uplifting in songs. It wasn’t until recently that I noticed that in moments that have been critical to my career, I […]

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February 16, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

Clearly people work for organizations expecting support to fulfill their aspirations (e.g. financial, professional and personal). If they feel they are on the right track (environment, job, supervisor, career projection, level, salary and others), they will feel engaged and are likely to stay. However, when critical pieces are not in place they tend to passively or actively look for a way out.

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January 12, 2015, by: fbgconsulting

If you have spent many years at an organization especially if the company is large and has an overwhelming personality…you’ll have to accept you tend to minimize yours along the way. I spent 29 of my 37 years of experience in two large global organizations. Don’t get me wrong I’m ecstatic to have been associated with those organizations. I’m proud of the work I did for them and how they hosted me

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November 9, 2014, by: fbgconsulting

Diversity and Inclusion has continued to increase in relevance over the last decade. Certainly the election of Barack Obama as President of the U.S. brought forth more discussions and awareness of diversity. But, so did many other topics such as DOMA and Proposition 8 for the LGBT community, the return of our soldiers from war in the Middle East

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November 9, 2014, by: fbgconsulting

Coaching is meant to be transformational and inspiring. In most of the cases it is. However when you add to it the mix of diversity it becomes extremely complex. As minorities we are many times impacted by our status. Whether we like it or not, we use the behaviors of our minorities as reference points (e.g. I’m Hispanic so I make an extra effort not to arrive late,

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November 8, 2014, by: fbgconsulting

I have to accept that there are some really bad leaders out there. I’m calling a bad leader someone who mistreats their team, doesn’t provide guidance, is not willing to listen, people who are unappreciative, give no recognition but instead take credit for other people’s work. In extreme cases I’ve heard the words “mean and evil” being used to describe some leaders.

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July 9, 2014, by: fbgconsulting

I know when I see the light. I could say it’s because I was born in a country that for as long as I remember has dealt with energy issues, but frankly it’s because I’m a coach. Very few professions allow you to accompany someone to “see the light” the way coaching does.

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