Category Archives: Coaching

How to Stop Worrying

Worrying

At the end of this week’s member spotlight, Tom mentioned that he’d like to know more about how others handle stress. As luck (or not) would have it, the past week was a particularly stressful one for me too.

I’ve spent time during the past few days considering what clients, colleagues, family members (and me) have done in the past to combat stress. Here are key things I’ve found that worked and may be helpful to you as well.

Seal Off Your Troubles

The Art of Self-Coaching @ Stanford GSB, Class 7: Unhappiness

Here’s a condensed set of slides from the seventh session on Unhappiness in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I’m teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. If you’d like to learn more about the topics being covered, here’s my syllabus.


5 People Worth Following on Twitter

Twitter

A year ago, I gave a presentation at a client site on some of the best, free professional development resources. One of them was Twitter.

Whenever I mention Twitter to someone who doesn’t use it, a common response I hear is, “I don’t care what people are having for breakfast.”

That may have been valid five years ago, but today Twitter is hugely influential (and big business itself). You’re missing out if you haven’t given it a first or second look. Even if you never tweet, following key professionals in your industry will give you instant insight into what they see as relevant.

The Art of Self-Coaching @ Stanford GSB, Class 4: Happiness

Here’s a condensed set of slides from the fourth session on Happiness in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I’m teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. If you’d like to learn more about the topics being covered, here’s my syllabus.


4 Realities of Learning

Learning

A few months ago, I hired a guitar teacher for weekly lessons. The results of learning guitar sound great: playing songs for our kids, embracing my creative side, stretching my boundaries.

After a few months, I’m keenly reminded why I first quit guitar a decade ago:

It’s painful to be bad at something.