Understanding Coaching

Behind every successful man or woman is...a coach? While CEOs call the shots that keep the company afloat, executive coaches work to keep the CEOs themselves in seafaring shape. Overstressed managers are increasingly turning to coaches to avoid burnout and maximize their chances of success. Although the investment may pay off, proceed with caution: many coaches don't have a psychology background.

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Lessons in Leadership

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in The Leader's Code
Lessons in leadership. Great leaders set the tone.

Rewire Your Brain to See Opportunity

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on November 30, 2017 in Spotting Opportunity
Having trouble seeing opportunity in a negative world? Three simple steps to rewire your brain.

How Socially Intelligent Are You? Take This Quiz and See.

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on November 25, 2017 in BrainSnacks
The Social Intelligence Quiz is an online, interactive assessment tool that highlights key toxic or nourishing behaviors that affect success in relationships, jobs, and careers.

Coaching Is What You Do, It's Not Who You Are

Tips for finding balance as a coach in sport
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37 Questions to Help You Clarify Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on November 20, 2017 in Passion!
Without questioning there’s no discovery. Here are 37 questions that can help you discover your callings.

Hope Springs Eternal

If there is one grand universal truth about true leaders, it is that even in the worst of times, leaders convey hope.

The Paradox of "In Here" and "Out There"

It seems that, at least in the academic realm, the "objective" reality does not have to "prove" anything. It simply is. Accepted as it is—as The Truth.

Walking the Tightrope of Change: When Virtue Becomes Vice

How to keep transitions from spoiling your best qualities.

The Narrative We Live or the Narrative We Choose

By John P. Schuster on November 07, 2017 in The Power of Your Past
Whether you are a coach or not, you ought to know that the stories you tell about yourself, others, work and life tend to follow a dramatic pattern that reveals who you are.
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Accessing Authenticity

Authenticity’s appeal is obvious, but how does a person even go about being fully authentic, anyway? Here are three tips to get started.

Profiles in Persistance: Oren

By Mendi Baron on November 06, 2017 in On the Verge
Struggle to find inspiration to pursue your dream? Check out other dreamers and how they do it!

What Are the Three Steps to an Authentic Life?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in What Doesn't Kill Us
To live an authentic life, it is not enough simply to try to be ourselves. We also need to know ourselves and own ourselves.

Do You Have Adult ADHD and Feel Stuck?

Do you often know exactly the "what" and "how" of what you need to do, but can't execute?

Why Being Yourself Matters

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on October 28, 2017 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Are you looking for happiness? Thinking about a more authentic life can help.

What Every New Leader Needs to Know

Workplaces that allow the human spirit to soar are not that hard to create. Here is what every new leader needs to know.
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Can Digital Health Rescue Health Care?

By Dora Calott Wang M.D. on October 24, 2017 in The Kitchen Shrink
Former executives of Coursera, Trulia, and LinkedIn turn their focus to behavioral health startups.

Pragmatics: The Ultimate Buzzkill

By Mendi Baron on October 23, 2017 in On the Verge
Hate being the one to point out the obvious or push things along? Get your teen or young adult moving in the right direction with a culture shift!
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3 Ways Community Can Help You Clarify Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on October 22, 2017 in Passion!
You alone are called, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself. Here's are 3 powerful communal tools to help you clarify your callings and passions
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3 Million of Us (Diabetes-3)

By Elizabeth Young on October 19, 2017 in Adaptations
I have had diabetes for 44 years, 6 months, and 29 days. But who's counting?

How Do Leaders Deal With Disruption? Make New Maps

By Chris Kutarna Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Age of Discovery
Struggling to keep pace with the speed of change? By reframing our worlds, we can lead change instead.

12 Tips for Landing a Job at a Company You Admire

By Brad Waters on October 17, 2017 in Design Your Path
Online job applications not getting you a foot in the door of your favorite companies? Here are 12 tips for catching their attention.

Eliminate Unruly Spectator Behavior From Youth Sports

It’s as American as apple pie to boo and criticize judgments made by referees and umpires. But such behavior has no place in youth sports.

Feel the Wind at Your Back

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in Happy Trails
Consider a new type of gratitude question.

Never-Ending Battle of the Sexes

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
Some things have changed in the last few decades, but many things have not.

Emotion-Coaching When Your Child is Upset

Most of the time, when kids (and adults) feel their emotions are understood and accepted, the feelings lose their charge and begin to dissipate.

3 Essential Secrets to Writing & Selling a Popular Book

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on October 03, 2017 in Feeling It
Everyone has a book in them - but not everyone knows how to get it out. We have misconceptions about what it takes. Here are 3 essential secrets to making it happen.

Can a Strengths Coaching Approach Be Damaging?

While focusing on your strengths has been found to have all sorts of benefits, could ignoring your weaknesses come at a cost?

Beyond Grit: Up Close and Personal with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Thicken Your Skin
You want to do your best, but do you know how?

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

Can we please stop pathologizing the desire to love and help?