Coach’s Challenge for 10-6-13 “Blaming Others”

Good day, team. The first coach’s challenge I wrote in 2004 was about blame. At the time, many of the teams of people I was working with were blaming each other for things that were going wrong, and many were taking everything personally. Over the years,...

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Coach’s Challenge for 9-15-13 “Give Them Some Rope”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge, “Give Them Some Rope,” is the third installment in my Horse Sense series. If you’ve been following my horse adventures, you know that I’ve leased a wonderful horse named Treasure for the summer. Over the past three months, Treasure has...

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Coach’s Challenge 9-8-13 “Decision-making”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about decision-making. One of my clients sent me the following article a few years ago. I just stumbled upon it again and realized how much wisdom there is in it. Your challenge this week is to take a hard look...

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Coach’s Challenge for 9-2-13 “Losses and Gains”

Good day, team. I fully intended to send out a challenge this week about the subject of decision-making. However, my weekend was seriously disrupted by the theft of my car. It was parked in front of my house and someone stole it last night. When I...

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Coach’s Challenge for 8-25-13 “Feeling Overwhelmed”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about feeling overwhelmed. We all know what it’s like — that anxious feeling we get in our chests when we’re no longer able to keep it all under control. It’s the tipping point between having enough time to get...

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Coach’s Challenge for 8/18/13 “Vacation”

Good day, team. This time last year, I wrote a challenge about summer vacation. When I re-read it this morning, it seemed so appropriate for this week that I've decided to re-publish it. I hope you enjoy it. These are the final weeks of August. Summer is...

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Coach’s Challenge for 8-11-13 “Self-Orientation”

Good day, team. This past week, an article I read in The New York Times by David Brooks got me thinking about self-orientation. The piece was about Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriquez and how, over the years, he has become more and more preoccupied with himself...

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