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Am I a Good Coach? A Prologue of Sorts

Am I a Good Coach? A Prologue of Sorts

First a quote: “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” – Augusten Burroughs Thanks to all who took time to drop me a note regarding last week’s MMM missive entitled “Am I a Good Coach.”  I am grateful for every email, note and...
Am I a Good Coach?

Am I a Good Coach?

First a quote: “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” – John Wooden I have often asked myself the question; “Am I a good coach?”   In one way or another, I have been coaching other human beings for almost 40 years in many capacities,...
How Does a Lion Hunt

How Does a Lion Hunt

First a quote: “If you want to understand how a lion hunts, don’t go to the zoo. Go to the jungle.” – Jim Stengel, former Global Marketing Manager, Proctor & Gamble I hope you’re not too disappointed. If you were hoping to learn how a lion hunts this morning, I’m...
Here be the Dragons!

Here be the Dragons!

First a quote: “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson As humans, many of us tend to fear the unknown and/or what we don’t understand. This tendency has prevailed for hundreds or perhaps thousands of years. Early...
A Brand New Start

A Brand New Start

First a quote: “Although no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard In so many ways, we are each writing our own story, a book of sorts. We develop the characters, create the setting in which the story...
Getting into Your Learning Zone!

Getting into Your Learning Zone!

First a quote: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”  Neale Donald Walsch As humans, most of us tend to be creatures of habit and routine; e.g., we drive the same way to work every day; we sit in the same spot in staff meetings; the first thing we do at work...