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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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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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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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4 Tips to Demystify the Dread of Networking

For me, networking has always been something I enjoy and have been asked by many colleagues over the years, how it is that I take such delight in going to place I’ve never been, talking to people I’ve never (or barely) met. For them, I have created the following tips based on effective communication skills that go beyond LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading

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SELECTed as future leaders in healthcare

It’s not the typical start to medical school. No gross anatomy lab, no sudden immersion in science. No tests – although those are certainly ahead.

But this isn’t a typical medical school program. SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) is designed to train future physician leaders. Its students gained admittance by going through a rigorous behavioral interview process to assess their levels of emotional intelligence. The process looks for such characteristics as collaboration, adaptability and emotional self-control. Continue reading

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Teleos-USF-LVHN: A Paradigm Shift in Medical Education

The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine. Continue reading

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