reading list: global past, global futures and personal…whatever

The Skoll Global Threats Fund just released a new report on the major climate change threats to international security. I’m positive it’s important and useful, and I am pretty sure [ read more brave ]

Child walking down a tunnel toward light.

self-coaching: daydreams

High-performing people can actually lose the ability to daydream. You can be so focused on converting every idea into a plan that you forgot how to think about really big [ read more brave ]

Myth vs Science – psychopath kids

First, we have a totally engrossing Atlantic article about kids who are born psychopaths. It’s a kind of horror story for everyone who has a baby, or wants one. And [ read more brave ]

Image that says "cash rebuilds, clothes do not"

Things I’d write about if I had time

I received press releases about these two initiatives, and they both sound genuinely intriguing. If I wasn’t so busy right now, I’d follow up to find our more. First, we [ read more brave ]

Three things I’ve learned from my clients about being brave

1) Being brave isn’t knowing the right thing to do. All of us, almost always, know what the right thing us. Being brave is making yourself act on that right thing [ read more brave ]

Stuff I’m not getting paid to read

“Ten striking facts about agricultural input use in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Food Policy Volume 67, February 2017, Pages 12–25. A serious, research-grounded look at actual agriculture in SSA. “Inside the Hunt for [ read more brave ]

When is coaching useful?

Coaching is useful when: You have a problem you’ve been mulling over You have a decision to make You’re unhappy or discontented in your career or life and don’t quite [ read more brave ]

Three things I learned from my coach training

Training to be a coach is a weird thing. It’s a mixture of neuroscience and pop psychology and, frankly, cultural appropriation. It’s got complicated spiritual metaphors and evidence-based research on how [ read more brave ]

What to expect from a coaching call

If you’ve looked at my coaching and mentoring page, you’ve seen that I consider coaching and mentoring to be different processes. Some clients need a mixture of both, but some clients [ read more brave ]

cowboy and horses in the distance

Self-coaching: Frustration

How do you react when you are frustrated? Do you show physical symptoms as well as feeling it emotionally? Does frustration drive you to take action, or does it make you [ read more brave ]