The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition defines resilience as, “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Reivich and Shatte identify four uses for resilience. Many individuals must call on their reserves of resilience to overcome the negative experiences of their childhood.

One of the challenges of the coaching world has been the confusion over terminology. Just how is coaching different from or similar to other ‘helping by talking’ approaches like mentoring, training, instructing, consulting and counseling?

Businessman holding globe

Did you know that 40 percent of leaders assigned to new positions or overseas posts fail after 18 months? The derailment costs companies at least 10 times these leaders’ expensive annual salaries. Such failure further demoralizes employees and jeopardizes relationships with business partners, customers and other stakeholders.

Teammates around conference table

When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. At least, that was what went through my mind as I sat in on a recent senior team meeting at a fast-growing, two-year-old e-commerce company. I winced when Daniel, the 32-year-old CEO, said, “Come on, guys, I need you all to focus more on execution.

Woman thinking

Thinking errors are a common occurrence but for many, they may be an unknown concept. Simply stated, thinking errors occur when we have some error in our thinking. Typically, thinking errors are used as a way to delude or convince ourselves of something that is the way we want it to be. We tell ourselves stories because they are stories we want to hear.