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Kindness And Curiosity In Coaching

Ellevate | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

The next time you have to coach an employee in a difficult or confrontational situation, be kind and curious. It will keep you from getting angry and resentful, and your coaching session will be much more productive and effective.

The Gift of Life-Changing Events

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost I recently comm...

Why I Regretted Hiring the 'Perfect' Employee

Marc Lore | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Marc Lore

On paper, he looked like the ideal hire. Ivy League education. Top-notch work experience. Strong referrals. Rationally, all signs suggested I should hire him. And yet, I felt what can only be described as a "tap on the shoulder" -- an intuitive, but impossible-to-pinpoint feeling that something was off.

To Meet New Student Standards, We Must Support and Empower Teachers

Ellen Moir | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Ellen Moir

We have at our doorstep, a once in a century opportunity for education in America. Almost every state in America is introducing higher, more rigorous standards for all students.

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In each blog I have shared a nugget of knowledge, a piece of advice or an amazing tip for success. In the list below, you'll find 12 amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

Business Branding Colors A Hot Mess?

Debbie Frank | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Debbie Frank

Color is a personal preference but you need to be sure your colors project the emotion you desire for your business. This is an entire topic on its own so to find out about this just google: color emotion.

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

Get to Know the Custodians

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

In 1996, I was fresh out of college living in Bay City, Michigan, and about to begin my first year as a paid volleyball coach. I began the process of asking experienced coaches for advice on how to approach my new endeavor.

Career Change? Your Dream Job in 4 Kick-Butt Steps

Laurie Gerber | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Laurie Gerber

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans switch careers an average of seven times in their lives. This could be one of the most exciting moments of reinvention in your life.

The Call You Don't Want to Make and the Miracle That Happened As a Result

Lisa Bloom | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Bloom

It was a difficult call to make. I was torn, knew I had to make it but felt unsure, unsafe, sad. I had procrastinated. Found anything else to do rathe...

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

Who Are Our Heroines?

Stevon Cook | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Stevon Cook

I'm not suggesting we start an initiative to ensure that every American woman and young girl be able to write down a list of heroes. My greater concern is how a lack of aspirational figures plays out in decisions and career choices.

How to Forecast the Environment for Success

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

How can we forecast our environment so that we are aware of its influence over us and how we can use what we learn to our success? There are three interconnected stages of importance here: anticipation, avoidance, and adjustment.

How to Forecast the Environment for Success

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we journey through life, we are creating our world and our world is simultaneously creating us. Much of who we are and what we will become is deter...

The Grass Is Greener Where?

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

If you are feeling that the grass is greener over there, and perhaps a little dry and arid over here, here are some ways to start watering your own grass today.

An Open Letter to My Son's Coach

Jen Cohen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jen Cohen

Coach, your words of advice, "Arrive on time, prepared and ready to deliver a best effort," were met with an eager-to-please attitude from my 10-year-old son. When other young players neglected to demonstrate this same courtesy, your actions spoke louder than your words.

The Link Between Leadership and Process Improvement

Ellevate | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women

If you've ever tried to instill a culture of process improvement in an organization, then you know it is not an easy task. There are cultural and leadership issues that need to be addressed even before the process improvement tools are launched. Not everyone gets this.

20 Ways To Find Your Life Purpose

Deborah Chalk | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Chalk

You're ready to find out what you are here for, other than being able to explain every plot twist of your favorite show beside the company water-cooler. What next? Here are 20 ways to find your life purpose:

The Responsibility And Privilege Of Coaching Youth Sports

Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Sports
Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

I still run into people to this day who share with me the impact my dad had on them as a coach. Over 30 years later the impact he had through coaching us and our friends is still there. That is a tremendous responsibility, but an even greater privilege.

How A Group Of Outcast Teen Boys Taught Me The Value Of Youth Sports

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.16.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

Don't expect to win any games, they said. Some of the boys have attention issues, they said; several chronically misbehave. Some lack "talent" or are slow footed. And we think so and so is selling weed, and, oh, by the way, we don't think a woman should be coaching a boys' team in the first place. I had a different perspective.

Parental Athletic Dreams Can Become Youth Sports Nightmares

John O’Sullivan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
John O’Sullivan

All too often these days, sports are not a positive, rewarding experience for our children. There are numerous kids for whom early sport specialization and inappropriate adult-centered environments lead not to elite athletic performance, but to physical and emotional scars that may last a lifetime.

Youth Sports And Lessons In Life

Fred Engh | Posted 05.09.2015 | Sports
Fred Engh

The bottom line when it comes to sports, and I speak as a physical educator, is that sports participation provides children the opportunity, like nowhere else, to learn life lessons of perseverance, abiding by rules, discipline, etc. We need to emphasize this more to people.

The Law of Attraction Is a Crock

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

The law of attraction is total bullshit. There. I said it. I know the self-help police are on their way now to fit me for a straightjacket and make su...

Winter Roads and Training Ruts

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

What are you doing to breathe new life into your training this spring? Has the winter been tough for you?

9 Reasons Why Sports Are Valuable For Our Children To Play

Janis B. Meredith | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Janis B. Meredith

We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.