Coaching

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a day long mindfulness retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. This was a wonderful experience for a variety of reasons including the luxury of devoting a full day to building my mindfulness practice with wisdom and guided exercises (meditation, mindful lunch, […]

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The Book of Joy chronicled a week of conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Dharamsala, India to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. The two spiritual leaders discussed joy based on the similarities and differences in their spiritual traditions and lifetimes facing hardship, violent oppression, and genocide. Douglas Abrams participated […]

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  Earlier this week I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Kathy Obear‘s book …But I’m Not Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites. …But I’m Not Racist is a wonderful exploration of whiteness, white identity, white supremacy, and anti-racism work from Kathy Obear. Kathy shares her wisdom and insight from decades of experience facilitating workshops […]

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Here is a brief recap of most of the books I “read” in 2016. I put “read” in quotes as I listen to most of these via Audible as I workout, commute, or travel. Perhaps you’ll add some of these to your reading list and make a suggestion or two that you think I should […]

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I recently had the opportunity to guest host an episode of Higher Ed Live on Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Social Justice. Joining me as guests were Paige Haber-Curran, co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership; Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, editor of The Neuroscience of Learning and Development; and Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins […]

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Mindsight is a book by Daniel Siegel. The book is broken down into two parts. The first part is a tremendous, fascinating, and clearly articulated explanation of the human brain, neuroscience, and its connection to our lived experiences. The second part is a collection of stories of how Siegel has applied this science through his own […]

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Most of us are craving some kind of transformation in our lives. I don’t know any leaders who aren’t eager to become more aware of changes they can make to improve themselves, their teams, and their lives. Once we are clear about the shifts we desire, we can begin taking the steps to make those shifts […]

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Close readers of this blog (Hi Mom!) may have noticed that I’ve started sharing lessons from books I’ve read. Well this book is the reason. Derek Sivers founded, built, and then sold CD Baby. Anything You Want is his short and concise book about some of the unconventional approaches he took, mistakes he made, and […]

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The first Ryan Holiday book I read was The Obstacle is the Way, which is a explanation of Stoic philosophy and application of it in modern life. Ego is the Enemy explores the role of ego (selfishness and self-centeredness) and how to move away from ego to live a more fulfilling and more successful life. Ego […]

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I recently had a wonderful vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota with family and friends. The week included a great deal of nature, time and space, and mostly a complete lack of wifi and cellphone access. This seemed like the perfect time to read a book that I’ve had for nearly 10 years; Where […]

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