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  »

10/1/2013 – 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,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  »

8/26/13 – Leading Minds Voice America Radio Show: Neuroscience and the Art of Being Awesome

8/26/13 –
Neuroscience and the Art of Being Awesome

Your mindset is a major factor in determining your level of success in life. The latest discoveries in neuroscience give us the tools we need to change our mindset and our behaviors at will. In this episode, Umar Hameed will show you how to use these tools and techniques to take charge of your most valuable asset: your mind.Read More  »

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  »

8/12/13 – Leading Minds Radio Show: Feel Better With Technology – The Leading Edge of Mental Health

8/12/13 – Feel Better With Technology – The Leading Edge of Mental Health

The famous iPhone advertisement tagline “There’s an app for that” is ringing true in many areas of our life, but what about mental health? David Burt and Eron Cohen will discuss the current state of software applications that help mental health patients and what the ramifications are for the future.Read More  »

8/5/13 – Leading Minds Radio Show: Insanely Happy: Why Good-Enough is Better than Great

8/5/13 – Insanely Happy: Why Good-Enough is Better than Great

Lori Gottlieb noticed in her private therapy practice that many people attributed their unhappiness to something external in their lives – their spouse or lack of a spouse, their boss, their income, their children. Over time, however, she came to believe that often,Read More  »