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Unconscious Barriers to Coaching

I have been asked to do a mini-series of trainings on coaching for a group of highly skilled and experienced consultants in the medical field. This is a group I have high regard for because of their skill and I know that teaching them to coach will be a challenge. They have several unconscious barriers […]

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What is “Thought Talk?”

Last week I spoke about practicing thought talk before being plunged into the darkness of our reactions and regrets. I was asked what “thought talk” is, so here is an explanation: In order to be able to practice controlled responses and behaviors in highly charged situations, we need to be able to step back and analyze […]

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Stop the Thought Hijacks in Your Head!

All leaders are confronted with unexpected, un-planned interruptions to their thoughts. The worst kind is when bad news is presented.  Our thoughts are trained to seek out fear. When the brain senses danger, the primitive part of your brains shuts off logical thought and literally blocks off the pathways to rational thinking, paving the way […]

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