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silence is the dawn of true speaking

At the end of the 4-day International Coach Federation (ICF) conference, in the last time-slot on the last day, there was a new and curious breakout session.  It was entitled “The Practice of Silence,” and was described as a chance to draw together the learning and experiences of our time at the conference, “the opportunity […]

Setting Your Intention

Last week, I returned from the International Coach Federation's annual conference in Long Beach, California. Over the course of the next few days, I will share with you some of the learning I have taken away from that conference, learning that may prove useful for you, as well. I did something different this year. I […]

7 Faculty Types Who Should Hire a Coach NOW… and why!

This may seem like a shameless plug for coaching, and perhaps it is. But folks really need to know that help is available and that, despite so many cultural messages to the contrary, getting the support you need is a good thing.  It could help you keep your job, for one thing.  And you can […]

Tenure Reform: The Time Has Come

For those of you interested in the issue of tenure reform, check out this article in Inside Higher Ed written by Hank Brown, president of the University of Colorado.  They recently completed a full scale review of the tenure process and came up with 40 recommendations which not only affect how one comes to be […]

Hopeless in Academe

Listening to many of my clients and friends in the academic world, I find myself wondering about the nature of the beast.  What is it about higher education that makes these institutions so incredibly difficult to work in? I’m sure there is no one answer that will speak to it all. Rather, there must be […]

The Bigger Me

I’m back from the International Coach Federation’s annual North American conference.  It was a great experience for me, and once again filled me with a sense of renewal and purpose.  Back home now, having waded through most of the mail and email that accumulated in my absence, I’d like to share with you just one […]