Why your coach isn’t your friend

People ask me, sometimes, what you get from coaching that you can’t get from a conversation with a friend. The short answer: your coach is not your friend. And that’s [ read more brave ]

Three Quick Ways to Fight Stress

Spend a moment to consciously relax our hands, feet, and face. Deliberately unclench your hands and let them lie loose in your lap. Let your feet sit flat and unflexed [ read more brave ]

Resources for Change

How to Apologize. I particularly like how the narrator uses her own mistake as an example. Ten questions to get to know your new direct reports better. Asking direct questions in [ read more brave ]

Self-Coaching: What is your harvest?

  One way to look at life is through seasons of planting and seasons of harvesting. There are times in your life – college, for instance, when planting dominates. You [ read more brave ]

palm tree in smog

What comes after Hurricane Irma?

Mosquitoes, mostly, and loss of access to healthcare. Me, at UN Dispatch, on the health impact of hurricanes. 

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 ]

Failure

Some people look as failure as a bad sign. Failing means you’re a loser, that you did things wrong. That you’re stupid or incompetent. Others see failure as a good [ read more brave ]

Resources for change: new ways to think

This week’s resources for change are articles that made my head spin and question core assumptions about how the world works. Maybe one of them will spin you, too. JP [ read more brave ]

Don’t ask why

In my last coaching course, I learned that you should never ask someone “why?” You don’t ask why they did something, you don’t ask why they believe something, you don’t [ read more brave ]