Coach’s Challenge for 9/2/12 “Do unto others”

Good day, team. This past week, I’ve been thinking about how many of us constantly try to influence others to adopt our point of view. We try to convince others that the way we see something or the opinions we have are correct. We want...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 8/26/12 “Summer Vacation”

Good day, team. This is the final weekend of August. Summer is rounding the bend into autumn, and again the seasons will change. With that change, summer vacation comes to an end. As an adult, I’ve always kind of resented having to work in summer. Those...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 8/19/12 “Put It Down”

Good day, team. This weekend I'm on vacation and I fully intended to notify my subscribers that there would not be a challenge this week. But, this morning, I awoke in the home of our family in Ohio and saw this book on the bedside table....

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 8/12/12 “Team Work”

Good day, team. The 2012 Olympics are coming to a close, so I’d like to write about teamwork for this week’s challenge. We hear the word “teamwork” so often that I think we forget how much it affects our lives. When people try to accomplish a common...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 8/5/12 “Business and Busyness”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge comes from the Harvard Business Review blog. I’m sharing the post, “Is Busyness Bad for Business?” written by Susan David, who is the founder and co-director of the Harvard/McClean Institute of Coaching and a member of the Harvard faculty, in...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 7/29/12 “Learning How To Learn”

Good morning, team. This week’s challenge is about learning how to learn. That may sound redundant, but honestly, now that I’m trying to learn something new, I’m realizing some things about how I learn. I’m learning about horsemanship. That is, I’m learning how to ride a...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 7/8/12 “Second Company”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge comes from the Harvard Business Review blog. It is written by Grant McKracken, a research affiliate at MIT and author of “Chief Culture Officer” and “Culturematic.” In his blog post “Every Company Should Build a Second Corporation,” from Friday July 6,...

Read More

Coach’s Challenge for 7/1/12 “Honoring our soldiers”

Good day team, “All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.” Francois Fenelon This week, we'll enjoy a day off on the 4th of July, the day we celebrate our country's freedom through patriotic displays. Dramatic fireworks are the centerpiece of many July 4th...

Read More