Category Archives: Coaching

WHISTLING VIVALDI by Claude M. Steele

This amazing book, subtitled How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, takes its title from a story that Brent Staples (now a NY Times columnist but then a University of Chicago psychology graduate student), told about an experience … Continue reading

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NO ONE UNDERSTANDS YOU AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Heidi Grant Halvorson

I don’t have any children (yet), but I have thousands of former students, which is the next best thing because the chances they will do something that makes me proud are greatly multiplied. To clarify: I take zero credit for … Continue reading

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DARING GREATLY by Brené Brown

I recently arrived at two important conclusions: first, that attempting to live a 100 percent rational life is pointless, and second, in a world where Sheldon can kiss Amy, anything is possible. With those two thoughts in mind, I picked … Continue reading

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THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM by Patrick Lencioni

While waiting to meet some friends for dinner one afternoon last week, I decided to hang out in a Barnes & Noble close to the restaurant, and once I found this book (subtitled A Leadership Fable), I couldn’t put it … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COACHING by Elena Aguilar

Although I am usually a fast reader, I admit it took me a while to read THE ART OF COACHING.  It’s incredibly comprehensive, like a very large pot of soup, and I didn’t want to miss a drop. Elena Aguilar, … Continue reading

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