Monthly Archives: September 2011

Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?

The surgeon, Atul Gawande, writes about the paradigm shift in sports. What was once a humble, no frills approach to training and play has become a world in which every athlete has a coach to reach optimal performance. What will it take to shave off that last two-hundredths of a second? And where do coaches fit in helping everyone reach their potential if, as a society, we’re routinely expecting “ordinary people to take responsibility for doing extraordinary things?” Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, on purpose, in a non-judgmental and open way, as Kabat-Zinn (2005) states, “as if your life really mattered.” Mindfulness is about making contact with yourself and the world around you, including the people in it. Continue reading

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Teleos and The Future Project: 2 Out of 3 Students Say They Are Bored

We’re delighted to support the inspiring and applied efforts of The Future Project, where adults sign on to coach a student once a week for a year. Teleos is helping to train the coaches for this incredible national effort. Excerpt … Continue reading

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This Is Your Brain on Trauma: Leading and Caring through Crisis by Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

When I was a kid, the news was an evening affair: my father watched Walter Cronkite before dinner, and read The Wall Street Journal at night. The news was digested before bed, and the workday started without it. Now, news is a … Continue reading

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Email Relationships Are Real Relationships: 4 Tips for Writing Resonant Emails

If you’re anything like me, you understand the tight bond I have with Microsoft Outlook. Because of the overload of logistical planning in my operational role, email is easily my number one form of communication with the outside world. And I have come to realize, through underestimating the power of emails at times, that email relationships are real relationships, but without the added benefit of non-verbal or audio cues for context, tone, or meaning. Thus, I cherish and consistently apply the Golden Rule: Do unto others in email as you would have done unto you. Continue reading

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Incoming Medical Students Clear Empathy Hurdle (with Teleos)

July 27, 2011 — An innovative medical school program is basing admissions as much on the individual’s emotional intelligence as his or her ability to memorize organic chemistry formulas and score high on the MCAT. “We intend to change the … Continue reading

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Teleos Announces Dates for Next ICF-Certified Coach Development Program (TCDP) in US

We are pleased to announce that the next Teleos Coach Development Program will be offered in the United States over two residential weeks in Philadelphia, PA: Week 1: November 14-19, 2011 (6 days Mon-Sat) Week 2: April 23-28, 2012 (6 … Continue reading

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Annie McKee profiled in Leader to Leader’s September 2011 e-Newsletter

Board Notes from Leader to Leader’s September 2011 e-Newsletter Board members are the custodians of public trust and carry a tough fiduciary responsibility, including their engagement in exciting dialogue and service on a board of directors. It is a great … Continue reading

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