Read about the essential management skills of pausing and inquiring, and why these are important building blocks for higher-level leadership skills.
Dr. Brendel and Ryan Stelzer of Strategy of Mind co-authored this post on LinkedIn Pulse introducing the Human Quotient. The Human Quotient is both a metric by which companies can assess their employees and a set of uniquely human skills that employees can develop. (How the Human Quotient Improves Careers and Companies)
Now and then, I receive calls from reporters who are interested in my opinions as an Executive Coach or Psychiatrist. I am always happy to talk about a wide range of interests, but I particularly enjoyed working with the press for this article to discuss the management styles of some of top-performing professional sports teams, and how they bear out with the current trends in management styles in industry. (Differing management styles for Pats, Sox).
In this post on NCR Silver, Allison Abrams, LCSW-R (our NYC-based mindfulness expert) explains the impact of meditation on the lives of business owners. (4 Ways Meditation Can Make You a More Effective Business Owner).
For most executives, the ability to recognize and regulate their emotions is an important part of their success. This Huffington Post blog discusses the use of mindfulness techniques to help executives better understand, regulate and cope with their emotions. (Coaching Executives to Regulate Their Emotions: The Role of Mindfulness Strategies).
In this Harvard Business Review blog post, I discuss a method I use in my executive coaching practice to help new managers succeed. The method focuses on four crucial areas and the importance of some of the related hard and soft skills that have been shown to have an impact. (To Succeed as a First-Time Leader, Relax).
Chinese philosophers have much to offer the modern executive. This Huffington Post blog post discusses one of the important concepts offered by Chinese sages: wu-wei —the idea of succeeding by learning to try not to try. In the article, I offer my experience with this seemingly paradoxical notion, and how it can help a leader on their way to success by relaxing into strategic roles. (Stepping Into a Strategic Leadership Role: Lessons from Ancient Chinese Philosophy).
This post on LinkedIn describes my career journey from academia to psychiatry and finally executive coaching. It explains why I came to value philosophy and how it’s helped me in my life and in the lives of my clients in the executive suite. (How Studying Philosophy Led Me to the Executive Suite)
Leading Minds Executive Coaching associate Allison Abrams, LCSW, and Dr. David Brendel co-wrote this article published on GoodTherapy.org. It explains the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. (Mindfulness, Not Mindlessness: Why Meditation Isn’t Selfish)
This post on the Camden Consulting Group’s blog outlines my thoughts on how coaching clients are taking the directive to be more strategic and examines one aspect of how coaches help clients transform their client’s mindset and behavior. (Executive Coaching: Coaching Clients to Be more Strategic)
In this Media Shower “Thoughts From the Shower”blog post, I discuss the progression of articles that I’ve written myself, and with my co-author and Leading Minds Executive Coaching associate Emmie Row Stamell, about the strategies and potential pitfalls of practicing mindfulness in the workplace. These posts have sparked interesting and worthwhile discussions on the topic and have brought new clients to Leading Minds. (Thoughts From the Shower: Putting the Mind Back Into Mindfulness)
I believe it’s time to expand on the definition of the concept of thought leadership. My Huffington Post article discusses how true thought leaders are able to understand complex business situations, lead others to think creatively, and bring out the best in others. (It’s Time to Revisit the Concept of Thought Leadership).