Coach Rice And Standing Up to Abuse

April 7, 2013 at 11:06 am
by Cathy Carmody

The video of Coach Rice behaving badly with his basketball team show a leader out of control on many levels. My surprise when watching it was not so much about his ranting as it was about the players’ lack of response. What was it about the environment, the culture, that made them so passive in [...]

Intuition and Facebook Games

March 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm
by Cathy Carmody

I am fascinated by some of the matching games on Facebook. Alright, perhaps sometimes obsessed with them. I play some on my own, some “against” my connections. They’re great time wasters at my desk when I don’t want to face what is next on the to-do list. They also activate my intuition. I’ve played one [...]

Declairations in Brief: Why Coaching Works

February 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm
by Cathy Carmody

The International Coach Federation has published a graphic outlining three reasons why coaching works: increased productivity, positive people, return on investment.  For those of you who have experienced coaching, what has your experience been worth to you, qualitatively and quantitatively? If you’ve not experienced coaching and you’d like to discuss the benefits it can have for [...]

Observations From 2012

January 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm
by Cathy Carmody

When you enter a new year, do you look back through the prior year’s calendar, like I do, to remind yourself of what you experienced and accomplished, what went well and what didn’t? As you review the past year, it’s useful to tag, categorize, and find a place for the memories of 2012 as if [...]

Plan Now to Harvest Your Leadership Accomplishments of 2012

September 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm
by Cathy Carmody

When I drove to St. Louis from Chicago recently, tractors were harvesting crops on both sides of the highway. I had to close the car vent a few times to keep the harvest dust from entering the car. For more than thirty years I’ve been driving this route to my home town at different times [...]

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