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.

Recent posts on Coaching

Here Are the 3 Valuable Skills for Future Leadership Success

It's time to rethink what skills leaders of the future will really need to retain their relevance and human value. Here are three of them.

Cracked Eggs Create a Crack Team

Stories shape us. Exploring the stories from your life offers undreamed insights, because when stories lie together, they grow a tangle of roots.

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace
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Healing the Most Important Relationship In Your Life

If you had a choice, what would you rather be feeling right now?

Want Insights on Executive Psychology? Ask a Wise Old Jew

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Executive Ego
Leaders of all kinds would do well to heed what many grandfathers could tell them.

The Caring Effect

Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements. Why should managers and leaders celebrate more?

Parental Alienation and the Power of Metaphors

Sometimes the only way out of a painful parent-child conflict is to go deeper into the child's pain.

Coaching the Uncoachable Executive

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 16, 2017 in The Act of Violence
How do we help toxic leaders who don't want help?

Starting Places for Learning About Good Divorce

By Wendy Paris on March 14, 2017 in Splitopia
From apps to websites to books to classes: my top picks for getting through divorce and managing co-parenting.
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Wounded by Sarcasm

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 05, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Sarcasm is often mean words in disguise.

The Quiet Quality Good Coaches Need

By Victor Lipman on March 03, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
It's an underrated business attribute—but the best coaches invariably have it.

Stop Sabotaging Yourself

How do you deal with your inner critic? How to keep that negative voice from sabotaging you.

What Ever Happened to Basic Human Decency?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on February 28, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Integrity and hard work used to be considered the highest character traits. Nowadays, more often than not, people seem to only be looking for short-cuts.

The Tony Romo Dilemma

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on February 23, 2017 in Co-Parent Problems
Using a salient sports topic, I describe a framework for effectively resolving stressful dilemmas.
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Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Companies can stop workplace violence if they follow these five steps.
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To Judge or To Non-Judge

By Margaret Moore on February 19, 2017 in Life Changes
Appreciate the value of judgment and non-judgment, which are opposite states, and when to use non-judgment.

Why Authenticity is the Hub of Meaning

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Finding meaning in life is important in all sorts of ways, but too often we don’t take the time to sort out for ourselves what it is that actually provides our sense of meaning.
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The Pursuit of Happiness

The biggest challenge in relationships -- with ourselves and others

7 Ways to Express Your Love

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on February 14, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you feeling depressed? Have you run out of ideas on how to show someone you loved them? This article will offer you tips which will help you honor the love in your heart.

Employee Engagement Is Declining, but Managers Can Help

By Victor Lipman on February 09, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
Three key metrics involving recognition, transparency and peer relationships show a decline in employee engagement. All of these issues are fixable with effective management.

What to Teach Young Athletes About Bullying

Bullying is a deplorable behavior that has no place in sports.

Letting Go of Unattainable Goals Has Psychological Perks

By Christopher Bergland on February 03, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new game-changing study identifies an unexpected silver lining of depression: People with depression can let go of unattainable goals more quickly, which has psychological perks.

Donald Trump and Muhammad Ali: Birds of a Feather

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on February 02, 2017 in Executive Ego
Who's the executive in the White House? The phallic-aggressive man obsessed with putting-down Arnold Schwarzenegger? A man who lauds men and women in the military? Both? Both!

Self-Compassion, Growth Mindset, and the Benefits of Failure

By Christopher Bergland on January 30, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A groundswell of new research reaffirms the importance of believing that intelligence is never fixed, practicing self-compassion, and embracing the hidden benefits of failure.

How To Advance Wise Thinking In Your Community

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 21, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Frustrated with irrationality in your community? Here are some ways you can take a leadership role to advance wise thinking!

Top 6 Reasons Foreigners Hate American-Style Small Talk

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on January 16, 2017 in Adaptation
And you'll probably be surprised by many of them.

Wonderful Wickenheiser Inspired Greatness in Girls

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on January 14, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
An Olympic hockey champion and female trailblazer has retired. Hayley's interview in "Project Superhero" is excerpted here.
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Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

By Peter Bregman on January 12, 2017 in How We Work
Your organization’s biggest strategic challenge isn’t strategic thinking—it’s strategic acting.

We Need More Vulnerability and Empathy in Professional Coach

By The Research Lab on January 11, 2017 in The Fundamentals
The stressful environment of the coaching world. By Daron K. Roberts, JD.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: the Right and Left Brain

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on January 10, 2017 in A Sideways View
Are some people really left or right brained as they are left or right handed? Have we taken this idea too far? Does neuro-science in any way support any of these ideas?