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If you do not adapt, if you do not learn, you will wither, you will die.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Coaching in 60 words

There are more theories, definitions, and books on coaching than we need. Here’s my 60-word perspective on coaching after more than two decades in this most interesting field.

Observing sharply
Thinking systemically
Confronting self-deception
Discovering blind spots
Uncovering thinking distortions
Asking profound questions
Revealing and unraveling assumptions
Connecting the seemingly unconnected
Strengthening focus
Probing provocatively
Increasing candor
Clarifying options
Reinforcing awareness
Aligning values and actions
Stimulating discovery
Creating clarity
Shifting perspectives
Illuminating opportunities
Encouraging courage and risks
Decreasing victim behavior
Strengthening resilience
Holding accountable

Caring, trusting, confronting, supporting

Monday, December 2, 2013

Something to think about…

Two excerpts from Lao Tsu in the Tao Te Ching.
I hope they get you thinking and reflecting.
I hope they inspire you.

If the leader guides the people,
he must serve with humility.
If the leader leads them,
he must follow behind.
In this way, when the leader rules,
the people will not feel oppressed.
When he stands before them,
they will not be harmed.
The whole world will support him
and will not tire of him.
Because he does not compete,
he does not meet competition.

From the Tao Te Ching

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing.

From the Tao Te Ching