The Art of Self-Coaching
framework for self-coaching
has evolved into a course that I teach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This archive includes my syllabus, slides and links to readings.
I was involved in the GSB's most popular elective, known to everyone as
, for over a decade, and I taught the course in 2016 and 2017. This archive includes my slides and links to readings.
Coaching and Feedback Tools for Leaders
A compilation of a decade's worth of work on these topics, along with a reading list of related volumes.
A few key posts on coaching, personal and professional development, leadership, management, motivation and organizational culture.
The HBR Guide to Coaching Employees
I wrote the introduction and contributed several chapters to this hands-on guide for leaders and managers, first published by HBR in September 2013 and revised in December 2014.
Books that have informed my approach to coaching and consulting, along with links to related posts.
20 Tools for Coaching and Teaching
While I make use of these resources in my work at Stanford and my practice, almost all of them can be applied by a leader or manager within their organizations or by any individual seeking to self-coach.
32 People Who Have My Attention
People who consistently maintain my interest through their combination of 1) thoughtful writing 2) in a personal voice 3) with a sense of community and 4) a well-designed web presence.
My Decks on SlideShare
My most recent decks are
, and here's a compilation of
older posts that include slides
(last updated October 2011).
Don't Break the Chain
A simple and powerful motivational tool that I use personally and recommend frequently. Create a calendar for any activity or practice you'd like to pursue on a regular basis, and when you're successful just click on that day to fill it in and extend the chain.
Vocabulary of Emotions
lists eight primary emotional states--angry, caring, embarrassed, excited, happy, inadequate, sad, scared--and 52 synonyms. (Psychologist Paul Ekman defines the six basic emotions as anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise, while the late Sylvan Tompkins believed there are eight: anguish, disgust, fear, joy, interest, rage, shame, and surprise. For more on basic emotions, see Chapter 5 in Joseph LeDoux's
The Emotional Brain
.) I've adapted this list from one originally developed by David Bradford, Mary Ann Huckabay and Carole Robin at Stanford.