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Book Review: The Courage to be Disliked

Book Review: The Courage to be Disliked

The Courage to be Dislikedby Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake KogaAs virtually all of this book is in the form of dialogue between two persons, it was easy to read. This also made it easier to understand the points being made by the authors, as the...

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Book Review: Difficult Conversations

Book Review: Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversationsby Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila HeenI appreciate how ‘real’ this book is. Consider the following statements made by the author, with regards to the work championed by this book: “Who has time for all this in the real...

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Book Review: Atomic Habits

Book Review: Atomic Habits

Atomic Habitsby James ClearThis is an extremely lean book; it’s almost almost pound-for-pound substance. It gets straight to the point and maintains interest with a steady flow of interesting knowledge that’s easy to consume. I can see care was...

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Book Review: A Gestalt Coaching Primer

Book Review: A Gestalt Coaching Primer

A Gestalt Coaching Primer: The Path Toward Awareness IQ by Dr. Dorothy E. Siminovitch, MCC I was motivated to read this book mainly because I had the good fortune to learn, in person, from its author, Dr. Dorothy Siminovitch, MCC. It took me four...

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Book Review: Community: The Structure of Belonging

Book Review: Community: The Structure of Belonging

Community: The Structure of Belongingby Peter BlockI read this book because of my growing fascination and sense of relevance towards organizational development. A big part of my appreciation for this book goes to the content that speaks to...

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How We ‘Drown’ in Tense Situations

How We ‘Drown’ in Tense Situations

Forgetting to breathe in a high-stakes conversation is not much difference from drowning or having an asthma attack. You’ll just be floundering, trying to not die. Yes, you can quote me on that ◡̈ If we’re trying to keep our head out of water or...

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Intensity vs Consistency

Intensity vs Consistency

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ellery Ng (@elng.coach) on Oct 22, 2019 at 4:49pm PDT Most people need consistency more than they need intensity. This tweet by James Clear reminds me of one of my coaching clients, whose ongoing...

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