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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 […]

Wasting Time

How do I procrastinate?  Let me count the ways?  (Oooh.  That’s a lot!)  Here are some of mine and some of my clients'.  Are any of them true for you? checking email more than two times a day, when the incoming email you’re expecting is not time-critical; mindless computer games (hearts, solitaire); mindful computer games […]

Get known! Get known… Now!

Attention undergrads!  (And take notice everyone else.) Don't be an ID number.  Be sure you're a known quantity. A cautionary tale: A couple of years ago, I worked with a young man, an undergraduate in a highly competitive technical program at a large university with a reputation for excellence.  When he came to me, as […]

Joy? Joy?… Oh, yeah, I remember that now.

Perhaps you can help me figure something out. Why do you do what you do? Why are you pursuing a degree? Why did you get into the academic life? Why are you finishing your Ph.D.? Why are you applying for university or college positions? Why choose a tenure-track position? If you're an Associate, why go […]