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3 Big Perfectionism Struggles For Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many of us think it's the key to our success, when in fact, it's the very thing leading us away from our true purpose and completely wipes out our energy in the process.

Coaching Mrs. Pierre

TNTP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Ashley Cowger The first day I observed Mrs. Pierre’s math class at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools, I l...

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Who among us hasn't made critical remarks on the way home from a holiday party? At home, we thank our spouse for making dinner but quickly note that the meat was overcooked. And we've all observed the "I couldn't do it, but I insist my kid do it perfectly" parents.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

The dreaded question of What should I do with my life? is a common one. From childhood to adulthood, we ask it of ourselves and others ask it of us. The decision can be tortuous.

Why Are Some People More Coachable Than Others?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Although coaching is now a widely accepted practice in the business world, the effectiveness of coaching interventions is rather variable. This depends not only on the type of method used and the competence of the coach, but also on certain psychological qualities pertaining to the client.

Stop Assigning Numbers to People!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals may finally be a human resource system of the past. Tons of evidence and our guts tell us they are ineffective measures of performance. Often, the best performers do not get the highest performance scores.

Athlete Parent Behavior: Don't Damage Your Child or Their Recruiting

George White | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
George White

Former major league pitcher Mitch Williams recently lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he was ejected from his son's youth baseball game for r...

Aren't I Smart and Aren't They Stupid?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The bad habit I'm going to discuss now is another variation on our need to win. It is telling the world how smart we are, how dumb someone else is, or listening to someone else do this.

Change My Life in 60 Seconds -- Are You Nuts?

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

Co-authored by Millie Grenough and Karin Joy Whitley Maybe it's a phone call, an accident, or an unexpected diagnosis that stops us in our tracks. ...

Diary of a Fat Life Coach

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

In a nutshell, I call bullshit on excuses for a living. And I'm pretty damned good at it. So how come I can't do the same for myself?

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

FWIW (For What It's Worth): Don't Judge Me By My Generation

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

We can certainly learn some of the characteristics, defining moments and values of each generation, but that's no substitute for taking the time to getting to know the characteristics, defining moments and values of the actual individual people themselves.

How Do You Define Success?

Andy Shefsky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Shefsky

Defining success is ever-evolving, but as I embark on the journey, I equate success with happiness. When others around me are happy, then I am happy. If I let up for just one minute, I will find my balance out of whack.

Teaching Leaders What to Stop

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world's authority on management. D...

What Our Kids Could Figure Out -- If We Could Get Out of the Way

Michael Mulligan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Michael Mulligan

Give kids back their youth, and let them learn the joy of movement and friendship and fairness without your butting in. Our children can do this, but our constant adult oversight keeps them from learning how.

'I Don't Deserve To Be This Happy' --A Conflicted, Self-Inflicted Confession

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

I have come to realize that this way of thinking is self-imposed slavery, and I want to break free. I don't want the plague of spending the rest of my life helping people find happiness, while suffering silently for having that happiness myself.

Arianna Huffington Calls Upon Us to Turn Inward for Wisdom and Wonder

Beth Weinstock | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Too many people in our culture are wearing their long hours at work as badges of honor, believing that climbing the corporate ladder will lead to fulfillment and that what they produce is the measure of who they are.

How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Heart and head. You don't usually hear those terms together in the business world. Yet according to Harvard Business Review, you need both to be a successful leader. I couldn't agree more.