Coaching Letter #69

Good evening.  I hope that the weather isn’t going to be too disruptive to your plans over the next few days.  I’m kind of hoping we get trapped in the house for a couple of days, to be honest.  I could use the time. A lot’s been going on recently.  I wrote the Letter [...]

2019-01-18T07:30:02+00:00January 18th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #68

Hello, I hope this finds you well.  I have had the privilege of having some very challenging conversations recently, employing the adjective "challenging" in several ways.  Some have been cognitively challenging, some emotionally taxing, and some have involved difficult topics.  Here I just want to register that we (at the Center) have lots of [...]

2019-01-09T09:56:54+00:00January 9th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #67

Happy New Year! As I wrote in CL #20, this time last year, I am not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions.  I know there are studies that show the percentages of people who give up on their resolutions by mid-February.  I should probably go track down a couple for maximum intellectual integrity, [...]

2019-01-02T09:23:09+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #66

Hi, I hope you’re well.  My dad was supposed to get here yesterday, but he missed his connection because his flight was late leaving Edinburgh, so he is stuck in Dublin for the weekend.  Aer Lingus doesn’t fly to Hartford every day.  So I find myself with a little more time on my hands [...]

2018-12-17T12:26:47+00:00December 16th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #65

Good evening!  I think a lot about what to write in these Coaching Letters, and I sometimes have whole sequences laid out.  You will not be surprised to know that these plans infrequently come to fruition.  This has been an intense week and I’m just on day four.  And it has been a great [...]

2018-12-14T09:12:00+00:00December 14th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #64

Good evening, I hope you’re well. I got some feedback that Coaching Letter #60 before Thanksgiving was a little "preachy", so this is my attempt to make the same message more palatable.  Try reading this Harvard Business Review article by Mark Bonchek (and if you like it, you can click on his name to [...]

2018-12-06T13:49:18+00:00December 5th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #63

Good afternoon!  I’ve had a busy week and I’m a little sick, so this letter is a little punchier than usual. I have been reading Made to Stick, which is the first of the uber-successful books by the Heath Brothers. (The Heath Brothers are just too good to be true—I can’t stand them.  But [...]

2018-11-30T16:52:44+00:00November 30th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #62

Hi, I hope you’re doing well.  Things are pretty quiet around here, so I’m just sitting around, reading Dostoyevsky, getting my nails done.  You know, same-ol’-same-ol’. The Times had a piece on gratitude on Sunday, and I wrote a post on Thanksgiving last year (CL #14) that was probably the most popular thing I’ve [...]

2018-11-21T09:18:06+00:00November 21st, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #61

Good evening, I hope this finds you well. If you have time to spare this week (between the turkey and pumpkin pie) and are looking for great things to read and listen to, here are some suggestions. Last week's New Yorker has an essay by Atul Gawande, The Upgrade, about the complicated relationship between [...]

2018-11-19T08:56:00+00:00November 18th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #60

This Coaching Letter is for anyone who has said or even thought that others just don’t have the same sense of urgency as you do, that others need to get on the bus, or that others need to change their mindset—because they have said something about the past, present or future that does not [...]

2018-11-15T09:44:15+00:00November 14th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|