02/24/2014 – Attention Excess Disorder

Are you working endlessly but not accomplishing all that you want? Mystified that continuous attention to work tasks is not resulting in satisfactory progress toward your strategic goals? Distracted to the point that you’re not thinking, planning, or executing as well as you can?

Sounds like you might have attention deficit disorder (ADD),Read More  »

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  »


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  »

10/1/2013 – 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

Cognitive therapy,

8/19/13 – Leading Minds Radio Show: A View from the Psych ER: Is Our Society Abandoning the Seriously Mentally Ill?

8/19/13 –
A View from the Psych ER: Is Our Society Abandoning the Seriously Mentally Ill?

Speaking as a frontline clinician with 20 years of experience in the psychiatric emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Paul Linde believes that people with chronic and serious psychiatric illness, politically powerless and voiceless,Read More  »