January 18 , 2018 /

WHY COACHING

March 17, 2017 My background includes training in a type of psychotherapy that resulted in a practice of educating, counseling, mentoring and consulting over some 43 years. Thus my work was based on client-centered change that I began in the early seventies, much of it based on Rogers, Maslow and Perls. One thing that I

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December 28 , 2017 /

ENDING & BEGINNING

As we come to the end of yet another year and look ahead to the next one, what are we to make of this experience? Is it one more review of what happened and how we responded? Is it one more time to make promises to ourselves that next year will be different? Or could

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December 10 , 2017 /

EAGERSHIP – Eagerness to Lead

EAGERSHIP – the ability, appetite and desire to lead…..eager leadership Ten characteristics of the eager leader: Earned respect, trust and confidence from others Integrity, honesty, transparency Professional behavior and appearance Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written Knowledge based on experience, research, hard work Capacity to make difficult decisions and make them stick Skill in

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November 12 , 2017 /

LEARNING THAT MATTERS

Guest author, Dr, Pamela R Moran, is superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools serving in that role since 2006.  Pam is a leading educator, a visionary leader and takes pride in the work of her teachers and students.  She oversees a division with an annual operating budget of $180.5 million; a self-sustaining budget of $19.2

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October 6 , 2017 /

Letter to Young Mother About Her Son

I had a phone call yesterday from a young mother whom I know fairly well expressing concern about her 5th grade son.  I also know the son and have had occasions to relate to him, to observe him in different situations so I am not without some hard data. Fifth grade boys are an anomaly

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September 9 , 2017 /

SPIRIT OF LEADERS

Karl Menninger, the founder and director of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, for many years, used to ask patients upon their discharge from the clinic, “How’s your spirit?”  The reason Dr. Menninger asked about the patient’s spirit was Menninger’s understanding of the psyche. The psychiatric definition of psyche is “ the mind functioning as

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