UPDATE: In 2012 I outlined a structured self-coaching process, and an overview of this framework can be found at A Self-Coaching Guide for Leaders at All Levels.
For all my posts on this topic, see my Self-Coaching category.
The guides below will always be available here, but please note that I've written numerous essays on self-coaching and related topics since these guides were published in 2009, so I encourage you to refer to the resources above, to my list of Top Posts, and to my archives.
Several students I worked with in the Leadership Coaching class at Stanford this year raised the question of how to "self-coach" after graduation--how to continue the process of personal development without the resources of a graduate program at their disposal.
Much of the writing I've done here over the past 5 years has been aimed at helping people do just that, so I've created a series of "Self-Coaching Guides" on the topics of Communication, Leadership, Motivation, Change, Learning and Happiness.
I don't intend these brief guides to provide the definitive word on such expansive subjects, but hopefully they'll allow anyone with an interest in a given topic to do some focused reading and to learn more about the thinkers and resources I've found valuable.
(Note that the files linked to below are PDFs, which require Adobe reader.)
UPDATE: In 2012 I began writing more intensively on self-coaching, with the goal not merely of revising these guides but of developing a comprehensive set of self-coaching practices. See my Self-Coaching category for the ongoing series of posts and No Lifeguards on Duty (More on Self-Coaching) for an overview of my perspective on the topic.
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