12/16/2013 – Executive Coaching and Overcoming Attention Deficits

The front page of the Sunday New York Times on December 15, 2013 includes a feature article on The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder. Driven by pharmaceutical company advertising and other promotional strategies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a leading long-term diagnosis in children (second only to asthma) and increasingly in adults as well.Read More  »

11/4/2013 – Helping CEOs in the Crucible of Mental Health Issues Part 2

In my previous post, I introduced the rationale for coaching specifically designed for executives and other professionals who are confronted by mental health challenges in themselves, in their colleagues or employees, or in their family members. Psychiatric conditions occurring in any of these contexts can increase stress levels and derail the optimal performance of executives who are charged with leading and growing their companies.Read More  »

10/29/2013 – Helping CEOs in the Crucible of Mental Health Issues Part 1

Like everyone in the general population, chief executives and other business leaders are at risk for developing psychiatric conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, CEOs may be at higher risk because of the intense stress and pressures they face in their important leadership roles. There is clear scientific evidence that the kinds of stressful life events (SLEs) confronting CEOs can precipitate or exacerbate acute episodes of depression,Read More  »

10/15/2013 – FROM SETBACK TO BACK ON TRACK: THE MODEL FOR EXECUTIVES

CEOs and other executives are the titans and high flyers of the business world. To reach the very highest levels of peak performance, they primarily depend on their own talents and drive. They may also benefit from the help of an executive leadership coach. The model described below has a proven track record for helping executives reach these heights.Read More  »

10/7/13 – Leading Minds Voice America Radio Show: Personal and Cultural Trauma: Philosophical Reflections on Women in Combat

10/7/13 – Personal and Cultural Trauma: Philosophical Reflections on Women in Combat

Women have been acquiring more visibility and presence in the military. In fact, in January, the Military reversed their ban on women in combat. Carol S. Gould, while a strong proponent of women’s rights, has deep reservations about the role of women in combat.Read More  »

10/1/2013 – The Rise of Positive Psychology

The “helping professions” of the 21st century are increasingly diverse
and in flux. The recent emergence of “positive psychology,” a compelling model
focused on development of the human individual’s strengths and assets,
underlies some of the most exciting new tools for enhancing human happiness and
potential.1 There is a growing body of empirical literature
demonstrating that positive thinking helps to promote mental health and optimal
functioning.2 Read More  »

9/30/13 – Leading MInds Voice America Radio Show: Computer-guided Behavioral Healthcare: From NASA to Earth

9/30/13 – Computer-guided Behavioral Healthcare: From NASA to Earth

Behavioral health problems cause human suffering, result in lost productivity, drive up costs of care and worsen outcomes. Although effective treatments for mental health disorders exist, many people do not receive them due to cost, access to trained clinicians, logistics, and the stigma of asking for help.Read More  »

9/23/13 – Leading Minds Voice America Radio Show: How to Hit and Think at the Same Time

9/23/13 – How to Hit and Think at the Same Time

Yogi Berra claimed that you can’t hit a baseball and think at the same time; the choreographer George Balanchine would tell his dancers, “don’t think; just do,” and the psychologist Sian Beilock has conducted experiments which support, as she sees it,Read More  »