Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coaching Coaches to Coach...

Are you 'on' 24/7? ... Managing life as a network of conversations ...

First, there is an internal dialogue (private chatter) - this conversation greets you as you wake up and is there when you put yourself to sleep. Until you 'master' this conversation it dominates, manipulates and controls you and your relationship with life. It is non-stop, providing a narrative of everything including oneself.

Once you have mastery of the 'private chatter', you are available to engage with the world as possibility. Your authentic voice can declare your ‘self’ as a pure possibility. Your listening of others is direct, unfiltered, empowering, intimate and potent. Commitment fills the space that opinions, judgments, evaluations and their 'meanings' used to occupy.

Peace is the experience of “being still”. Being still means being calm, balanced, at-ease and in harmony with one’s self, the physical universe and all living beings and things. Maintaining this stillness is the path to peace. Breathing deeply as stimuli occur is the disciplined 'practice' required to sustain your authentic self.

As you move into the freedom from the 'what ifs?'... 'how bouts?'... yea buts'... the 'private chatter' is looming, ever ready to take credit for the extraordinary results that naturally occur. That is ego, the identity taking credit for what happens when 'it' is out of the way.

As practice produces new 'habit patterns', coaching family, friends, colleagues and associates becomes the evolution of conversations to manage. The design of the ontological environment through linguistic rigor is a master's game.

The options of resignation, despair and separation cease to be tolerated. Integrity is the fundamental element of designing your existence and becomes the ground of your 'being'.

As we develop ourselves and fifty million others, our world prophetically transforms. The ‘game’ we were born into is to produce this by 12/20/2012. This is one response to why coaching? and what is the internet for?.

Welcome home! :)

Introduction to life as conversation... Spiraling into awareness for 2012

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spiral Coaching Leadership Distinctions...

Leadership Without Excuses!
The Work Zone™, a "way of being" that creates an experiential field of study for leadership, productivity, accomplishment and communication. Distinct from the kind of study that explains in order to understand, the Work Zone™ is designed to leave participants living inside of and being empowered by the abstractions: leadership, productivity, accomplishment and communication. (© 2009 Kyle Winn)

Persistent - constant, continuous, continuing, continual, nonstop, never-ending, steady, uninterrupted, unbroken, interminable, incessant, unceasing, endless, unending, perpetual, unremitting, unrelenting, relentless, unrelieved, sustained.

Humble - meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, diffident, self-effacing, unassertive; unpresuming, modest, unassuming, self-deprecating; subdued, chastened

- an act of concentrating interest or activity on something

Driven - operated, moved, or controlled by a specified person or source of power motivated or determined by a specified factor or feeling (market-driven response to customer needs)

Instinctual - an innate response to certain stimuli, a natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking, a natural propensity or skill of a specified kind, the fact or quality of possessing innate behavior patterns.

Honest - upright, honorable, moral, ethical, principled, righteous, right-minded, respectable, virtuous, good, decent, fair, law-abiding, high-minded, upstanding, incorruptible, truthful, trustworthy, reliable, conscientious, scrupulous, reputable, on the level, trusty, truthful, sincere, candid, frank, open, forthright, ingenuous, straightforward, plain-speaking, matter-of-fact, upfront, aboveboard, on the level, genuine, true, bona fide, legitimate, honest-to-goodness.

Selfless - unselfish, altruistic, self-sacrificing, self-denying; considerate, compassionate, kind, noble, generous, magnanimous, ungrudging, charitable, benevolent, openhanded.

Confident - optimistic, hopeful, sanguine, sure, certain, positive, convinced, in no doubt, satisfied, assured, persuaded, self-assured, assured, self-confident, positive, assertive, self-possessed, self-reliant, poised, coolheaded, phlegmatic, level-headed, unperturbed, imperturbable, unruffled, at ease, together, can-do.

- conscientious, responsible, dedicated, devoted, attentive, obedient, compliant, submissive, biddable, deferential, reverent, reverential, respectful, good.

Determined - intent on, bent on, set on, insistent on, resolved to, firm about, committed to, single-minded about, obsessive about, resolute, purposeful, purposive, adamant, single-minded, unswerving, unwavering, undaunted, intent, insistent, steadfast, staunch, stalwart, persevering, persistent, indefatigable, tenacious, strong-minded, strong-willed, unshakable, steely, four-square, dedicated, committed, stubborn, dogged, obstinate, inflexible, intransigent, unyielding, immovable, rock-ribbed, pertinacious.

Inspired by our son and gleaned from the table of contents of ‘No Excuse Leadership lessons from US Army’s Elite Rangers’ by Brace E. Barber