Stepping into Integrity

Have you ever found yourself admiring someone for what they believed in even though you may not have agreed with them? Right or wrong you have to respect someone who takes a position and stands by it.

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Self-Talk: The Silent Story of Optimal Performance

A study of Olympian gold medalists found two traits, in addition to deliberate practice, that set super achievers apart:  complete confidence, combined with self-talk to create that total confidence. We always engage in self-talk, always ask questions, whether or not...

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Empathic Derailment

"No, Krueger, first you have to be with me before I can go someplace new with you." —A psychoanalytic patient many years ago accurately confronting me with moving too quickly into a dynamic interpretation before establishing empathic resonance to communicate...

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The Allure of Chaos

Our most common addiction: problems. By re-entering this habitual domain, we engage invigorating narrative, and paradoxically, the comfort zone of the familiar.

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Empathy: The Bridge to Common Ground

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? —Henry David Thoreau How can you recognize what never before has been considered? See what you don’t believe? Discover what you don’t even know to look for? Discern that...

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Root Down To Grow Tall

A tree's great balance in its growth is that between its roots and its expanding branches. As seasonal growth comes and goes, the underlying balance between that which foundationally holds it sound and that which feeds it whole carry on their dance. The tree offers a...

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8 Ways to Continue Learning after Education Is Over

by David Krueger, MD When I coach executives and self employed business people to develop their success skills, they come to know themselves and others better. As they have worked to learn human dynamics, they have used the following strategies to enhance their growth...

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Professional Coaching for Healthcare Specialists

Writing the Next Chapter of Your Success Story by David Krueger, MD Professional Coaching Vignette Leslie consulted me because she wanted to expand her clinical practice but felt stuck. She said she wanted either a Money Coach or a CEO Coach. An acknowledged expert in...

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18 Caveats on How NOT to Change

....and What to Do to Stay Where You Don’t Want to Be By David Krueger, MD Change is not simple. Why do we repeat behavior that doesn’t work? Especially those actions that lead to stifling debt, disappointing careers, or stuck relationships. Then do it harder, yet...

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The Top 10 “Toolbox” Questions Leaders Can Ask

We all know how to ask questions. We’ve been asking questions since we started talking. But too often the questions that pop into our heads and come out of our mouths are not all that great, and might ultimately be counterproductive or even outright destructive. And these random, poorly thought out questions waste a lot of everyone’s time, money, and energy.

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