Stevenson Coaching Letter #12

Hi, I hope you’re having a good week. I do love coaching.  So many interesting things to talk about.  So this letter is about one of my favorite psychological phenomena, on display in several places this week, which is that people who are the lowest performers at a given task frequently believe that they [...]

2018-10-05T10:02:02+00:00October 31st, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Stevenson Coaching Letter #11

Hello, I hope you're having a good week! I talk and write a lot about feedback.  Going along with that is the ability to listen.  This is a skill that I try to build in whenever I work with groups, whether or not I'm training coaches.  Listening is as powerful as it is challenging. [...]

2018-10-05T10:03:41+00:00October 22nd, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Stevenson Coaching Letter #10

Hello, I hope everything is going smoothly. In this letter, I would like to draw your attention to an article in the New York Times magazine on Amy Cuddy-she is the professor behind one of the most popular TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are And here's the link to the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/magazine/when-the-revolution-came-for-amy-cuddy.html?_r=0 The article is a cautionary [...]

2018-10-05T10:04:19+00:00October 19th, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Stevenson Coaching Letter #9

Hi there.  I hope you’re doing well. Time management has come up a lot in the last week or so.  So here are some thoughts on that.  First, I would like to acknowledge that the most useful thing I did as a school leader was to attend Breakthrough Coach training—which is nothing to do [...]

2018-10-05T10:04:44+00:00October 12th, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Stevenson Coaching Letter #8

Hi there, hope you are doing well! Earlier this week the Center hosted our Equity Institute, which I loved for many reasons.  But I just want to highlight this one slide.  It says: The achievement gap sits on systemic inequities and disparities. Therefore, it is necessary to address inequities systemically. It is the system [...]

2018-10-05T10:05:12+00:00October 5th, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Stevenson Coaching Letter #7

Hello and good evening.  Thank you again for all the feedback I received on the last coaching letter—the last paragraph (about avoiding difficult conversations) struck a chord with several people, who seemed to think I was talking about them… Some of the people I’m working with this year are reading Start with Why, by [...]

2018-10-05T10:05:39+00:00October 1st, 2017|Stevenson Coaching Letter|