My MBA clients are working this summer in intensive internships, making it an ideal time to talk about creating a personal value proposition, something important for each of us, no matter where we are in our careers, right?
It’s graduation season, a time to remember when it was your turn, or your kids’, or another graduation you’ve attended. Maybe you were invited to one this year, or several. Maybe this was your year? Congratulations! This weekend I read a terrific commencement speech that was just right on so many levels. It was Memorial […]
It’s Monday and a new week is begun. In this hemisphere, Spring has–mercifully, finally–sprung. Time to begin. . . “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” -Goethe Wishing you boldness, brilliance, beginning.
Not everyone is coachable. A mentor teaches about this in his “Star-Turkey” lecture: superstars who aren’t well liked don’t make the best candidates for coaching – you’ll never be able to coach out the attitude until
The biggest communication problems happen when we do not listen to understand, but when we listen to reply. If you’re thinking of what to say next, you’re not really listening. We become what we practice. Today, I’m going to practice really listening.
“Choice follows awareness. The more aware we are, the more choice we have.” -Richard Strozzi-Heckler from his newest book, The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to […]
“What am I waiting for?” Today I posted this question, asked by a client. And then I read a blog post by Seth Godin and knew these two things belong together like peanut butter and jelly. From Seth: “Questions are good. A legitimate, “why?” is enough to change the world.
Facebook. Like it or love it or hate it? Yes, it can be a time sucker, yet on the other hand, it often reveals images of beauty and inspiration that I want to remember. Here are some I’ve seen recently. “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” -Pema Chodron