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Be True to the Truth

“We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them.” – Seneca I know that the title of this post is, at best, tortured language. I wanted to get your attention and draw your attention to the Truth that we all will die. Let me …

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How Being Right Can be Wrong

This week’s external resource isn’t what I set out to find. After checking Wharton’s Knowledge@Wharton, I went to my trusty stand-by: the HBR Blogs. But even there I didn’t find what I had initially sought: something by Umair Haque or Tony Schwartz. Instead, I found this great article by Judith Glaser. As soon as she mentioned cortisol …

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Why Emotions Matter So Much

I was just thinking about an exercise I could do with clients where we take a client goal, close our eyes and vividly imagine what it will be like when the goal is achieved. We would stir up positive, constructive, emotions  and actually experience the feelings that would accompany the new reality (that would exist …

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Resource Allocation and the Tragedy of Living-by-Default

I am reading Clayton Christensen’s (excellent) book How Will You Measure Your Life? (expect more posts inspired by this powerful book… ). On page 72, he says “Unless you manage it mindfully, your personal resource allocation process will decide investments for you according to the “default” criteria that essentially are wired into your brain and your …

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The Curious Power of Coaching

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein As a coach I am very curious. I ask a lot of questions. I am always reminding myself to wonder and be curious, to ask clients, and myself: “What else might that mean…?” “How does that happen… ?” “Could you see that …

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