Tag: coaching

  • The Glass Bead Game / the ultimate in coaching

    One of my favourite novels is The Glass Bead Game, by Herman Hesse. It was published, I think, sometime in the 1940’s. Basically the plot revolves around a utopian community rather like a posh boarding school, where young boys are sent by their wealthy, influential parents to learn that they need to be tomorrow’s leaders. […]

  • Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed & What It’s Doing to Us

    In the western world, you have a duty of self-improvement – to be authentic, competitive,  thin, attractive, and (among many other things) coiffed and couture. But did you realise that all the standards to which you aspire are culturally determined, even though you are meant to believe you developed them yourself? Worse, you’re so intent […]

  • Positive or Negative – or too hard to tell?

      Each of us is a unique blend of both positive and negative personality traits, both of which help to satisfy our basic wants and needs. Interestingly, we tend to focus not on our strengths but on our weaknesses because, let’s face it, it’s human nature to concentrate on what goes wrong. Although it is […]