Coach’s Challenge for 4-6-14 “The Last Word”

Good day, team. Ten years ago this week, I wrote the first Coach’s Challenge. The date was April 8, 2004, and the title was “No Blame.” I find that Challenge as useful today as it was 10 years ago. I was inspired to write that first Coach’s...

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Coach’s Challenge for 3-9-14 “Within and Without”

Good day Team,   The coach’s challenge of the week is to consider the tension that leaders experience when making decisions between following their inner compass and bowing to outside pressures.   It is reasonable to question how successful a business leader can be who always follows his inner...

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Coach’s Challenge for 3-2-14 “Managing Millennials”

Good day team, Your challenge this week is it identify common mistakes you might be making in managing Gen Y's, that is, people who are currently in their 20's. Gen Y's are also known as Millennials. I recently read an article entitled, “The Top 3 Most Important...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2-23-14 “Sorting Out”

Good day team, This week's challenge is about the physical and psychological benefits of keeping what we need and shedding the rest. I've spent the last two weekends helping others do just that. My mother-in-law passed away recently. And last week, my husband and I made...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2-16-2014 “Aging”

Good day, team. The challenge this week is short and bittersweet due to the death of my mother in law. Jean White was a modern woman who lived her 93 years with grit and humor. She leaves a legacy of many years of community service,...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2-9-14 “Dangers of Certainty”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about certainty. A close friend of mine sent me a recent New York Times article ― “The Dangers of Certainty: A Lesson From Auschwitz” by Simon Critchley. The article profiles Dr. Jacob Bronowski, a Polish-born British mathematician who wrote...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2-2-14 “Getting Enough Sleep”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge was inspired by “Get Some Sleep and Wake Up the GDP,” an article in The New York Times by Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of economics at Harvard. It’s about the importance of getting enough sleep, and I’m taking the liberty...

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