How Do You Handle A Blow & A Broach?

Photo: Jack Cusano, Calgary Sun “Head Up!... Head Up!... Bring her into the wind!” I could barely hear the skipper screaming his command above the roar of the ninety km/hr wind and the whine of our diesel engine racing at full throttle just beneath my feet. He was only three meters away from me, on the ...

Cross Generation Coach/Mentor

I heard it said that the two best days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you realized WHY you were born. This interaction is close to my heart motivation for embarking on coaching as a second life career. Great partnerships and life-long friendships await those who dare to invest in ...

Have You Experienced Einstellung Effect?

You may well have. Sounds painful, Doesn’t it? Well. It could be very painful actually. According to Wikepedia, “Einstellung refers to a person's predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though better or more appropriate methods of solving the problem exist. The Einstellung effect is the negative effect of previous experience when ...

Coaching To Anchor New Skills

Organizations spend large amounts of scarce resources to train key people, only to have most of that training go adrift once the person gets swept up in the torrent of the stream of daily life before the new skills can be deployed permanently. Studies are conclusive that individual coaching following training dramatically improves training retention and ...