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What are you reading? What’s on your list?

May 29th, 2018

Summer reading

I have bought a few books lately, and then Brené Brown came out with an amazing nightstand/library post (here: www.brenebrown.com/library/)- so I have work to do over the long summer! I need to read!

Here are just some of my own summer reading suggestions I have for you, if you don’t have your own list ready:

Leadership

  • Integrity by Henry Cloud
  • Boundaries for Leaders by Henry Cloud
  • Strengthening the Soul of yourLeadership by Ruth Haley Barton
  • Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferr (an easy read, BTW)

Coaching

  • International Coaching in a Complex World by Starkey, Boyer, and Wilkenfeld
  • The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching
  • Systemic Coaching and Constellations by John Whittington

Personal Growth

  • The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
  • Presence by Amy Cuddy
  • Stitches by Anne Lamott
  • Getting to Yes with Yourself by William Ury
  • The Gifts of Imperfection
  • I thought it was just Me
  • Daring Greatly
  • Rising Strong
  • Braving the Wildernessall five by Brené Brown

Business (and start-ups)

  • Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
  • The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  • Sway by Ori and Ram Brafman

Literature and summer fun reading

  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  • The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Dragon Bones by Lisa See
  • Snow Flower by Lisa See
  • Ilsa by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  • The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
  • No One Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubell

 

And here is on my nightstand of to read at present: 

  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke
  • The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley
  • More than Miracles by de Shazer
  • Miracle, Solution and System by Sparrer
  • We were Eight Years in Power by Coates

What are you reading?

Have a lovely week,

Patricia Jehle               www.jehle-coaching.com     patricia@jehle-coaching.com

 

 

 

Icelandic Tradition: BOOKS!

December 26th, 2017

It’s holiday time! What are you reading? What are you learning?

In Iceland everyone gives (and receives) books for Christmas. I have to admit I am quite jealous of this tradition. So, I took matters in hand and (mostly) gave books this year. Most people who know me at all know I love books and I love to read. Do you like reading?

Some books I am reading at the moment

I have a friend who regularly greets her friends with the question, “What are you reading?” This is one of my favorite questions because it assumes that the person is a learner and a reader. I think we should be both. So the second question that goes with the first is “What are you learning?”

That really leads to pre-questions: Why are you reading these books? What are your goals? What books and articles are you reading that lead you to your goals? Also, what courses, lectures, YouTube videos, webinars might you be “attending” to reach your goals?

My reading and goals

One of my biggest goals is always to work on being a better coach and consultant for my clients, so I am reading coaching and supervision books and am in the middle of a finishing a CAS (certificate of advanced studies in coaching). I am also reading “fun books” – a photo will be attached.

What I feel is key for me and my life/work:

It’s all about people and relationship, and of course that is my mantra, anyway. But I love it. We are all trying our best with “what we have”. Emotions are neutral and only show where the individual is “at” at the present moment. Thus anger and sadness are not “bad” per se, but just signs of what is going on inside of you and me- only our reactions to the environment.

The person (my client, or my student) is a whole being: mind, body, conscious and subconscious. I do not have any effect on one part without affecting another. A person is a “system” and all the rules for systems apply.

We are all constantly learning and changing and change is possible for everyone. We learn via modeling: watching and mimicking others to learn new ways of doing things and responding to our circumstances. Thus, we (I) should make sure I am being a positive model for others, my family and friends, my clients, my students…

And smiling (just like reading) is good for the soul: that is also something I remembered this past weekend.

So, what are your goals? What are doing to reach those goals? What are you reading and what are you learning?

Keep on smiling — and should you want to visit my site: www.jehle-coaching.com –Or join my group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7041402

Have a great holiday season!

Patricia Jehle            patricia@jehle-coaching.com

Reading is a joy for me.

Reading and Learning

October 10th, 2016

What are you reading? What are you learning?

 

I have an old friend who regularly greets her friends with the question, “What are you reading?”

 

I love that question, because it assumes that the person is a learner and a reader. I think we should be both. So the second question that goes with the first is “What are you learning?”

 

That leads to a pre-question: What are your goals?

What books and articles are you reading that lead you to your goals?

What courses, lectures, YouTube videos, webinars are you “attending” to reach your goals?

 

My goals

One of my big goals is to be a better coach and consultant for my clients, so I am reading books and am in the middle of a NLP certificate course at the moment. I will also be taking a Quality Management certification in January. I do enjoy learning and these kinds (NLP and QM) are something I can immediately put into practice with myself and my business, my clients, and with my teaching at the university.

 

What I (re)learned this weekend

Some of learning is really remembering, and I did a lot of that this weekend at my NLP course. Here are four things that I found key for me, at the moment:

 

Meaning is found in the response to the communication- even if I do not elicit the response I wanted, the meaning lies with the recipient, not with my intentions. Thus, I should rework the message to fit the recipient’s “language”.

 

It’s all about people and relationship, and of course that is my mantra, anyway. But I love it. We are all trying our best with “what we have”. Emotions are neutral and show where the individual is “at” at the present moment.

 

The person is a whole being: mind, body, conscious and subconscious. We can’t have an effect on one part without affecting another. A person is a “system” and all the rules for systems apply.

 

We are constantly learning and changing and change is possible for everyone. We learn via modeling: watching and mimicking others to learn new ways of doing things and responding to our circumstances. Thus, we (I) should make sure I am being a positive model for others, my family and friends, my clients, my students…

 

What am I reading? Of course, I am re-reading the NLP Handbook by Joseph O’Conner as I write and think at the moment. However, to balance life, last week I read The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith, one of the books in the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series. These books are full of fun and home-spun wisdom. They make me want to drink redbush (Rooibus) tea and take a holiday in Botswana. They make me smile and laugh.

 

And smiling is good for the soul: that is also something I remembered this past weekend.

 

So, what are your goals? What are doing to reach those goals? What are you reading and what are you learning?

 

Keep smiling — and should you want to visit my site: www.jehle-coaching.com –Or join my group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7041402

 

Have a great week!

Patricia Jehle

patricia@jehle-coaching.com

 

 

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