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Archive for the ‘Coaching’ category

A 2016 Comcast Sports Network Bay Area segment on the Golden State Warriors’ 2015-2016 ascent to NBA champions featured interviews of more players behind the scenes than on the court. My mind lit up when Bob Myers, General Manager, recited Steve Kerr’s four principles of coaching the team: joy, mindfulness, compassion, and competition. Wow! Double […]

Related to the topic of educator as leader-coach, one of my students in the Organizational Culture and the Emotionally Intelligent Work Environment class at JFKU brought our attention to an interesting point from our reading. The behaviors that support effective coaching are empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard.  These are characteristic of “helping behaviors” for […]

I am grateful to belong to a community of business owners and professionals called the San Francisco Council of Business Advisors.  The shared mission is to get to know each other and what we all do, and then as we live our lives and do our work we stay mindful of opportunities to make connections. […]

I just got around to reading the June issue of the Harvard Business Review. Of special interest to me was a series of articles about managing change. The one that made my day was “The Productivity Paradox: How Sony Pictures Gets More out of People by Demanding Less” by Tony Schwartz. Starting at the top […]

June and Creativity

June 2nd, 2010

The month of June, being the height of spring, seems to spark creativity. All around us, we see what nature does by just being what it is.  As I work with my clients who are finally becoming more proactive with the hope that things are getting better, we look for things we can change while […]

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