What We’re Reading

The Coaching Association’s John Alexander has a chapter in the latest edition of Marshall Goldsmith’s  Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World’s Greatest Coaches (Third Edition), a publication that recognizes that “[t]oday’s coaches are challenged with the recurring task of weaving threads from several disciplines into a tapestry that is fit for purpose in helping their […]

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Recently I was asked to facilitate a discussion about “scary” conversations.  In putting together my outline for the presentation, I gathered my favorite resources and made a few notes. The Coaching Association Executive Director, Barbara Demarest, thought this was some good information for people who serve as coaches — whether that is your profession or […]

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A review of Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, by Michael J. Mauboussin. Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition By Michael J. Mauboussin Harvard Business Press, 2009, 224 pages Economics is an imperial science, and its ambition knows no bounds. But the triumphal march of its neoclassical army through the fields of finance […]

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Seth Godin has been posting videos about the concept of indispensable people as part of his new book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? To see a cool video of Jacqueline Novogratz describing how she recognizes a linchpin, click here: http://vimeo.com/9566384. Jacqueline is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund (acumenfund.org) a fast-growing non-profit that is pioneering […]

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My nephew has been home from Vanderbilt for the summer and he has been working as my marketing intern.  I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know Matt better, but I also wanted to make sure he was learning some things that would last beyond the summer. Recently after he had fixed a Twitter […]

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Chief Learning Officer Magazine (CLO) published an article titled, “The Case for Coaching,” in its February 2009 edition.  Author Helen Peters does an excellent job of laying out the challenges of maintaining a commitment to leadership development while managing tight budgets, changing needs, and increasing pressures from retiring baby boomers.  She goes on to recommend […]

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