Posts Tagged: susan scott

Five Epiphanies

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

On the first Saturday of each month, my subscription to the Wall Street Journal includes a supplement called Wall Street Journal Magazine. One of the features of this glossy publication is a section called “The Columnists” wherein the magazine invites six luminaries to weigh in on a single topic. Epiphanies was the topic for May and one of the six invited columnists was Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book Eat,…

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Assholes I Have Known

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

It’s been a while since I’ve heard from my friend No Sweat Kosinski, but he found a reason to write. No Sweat asked an interesting question about people who, in his opinion, deserve to be called assholes. Here’s a slice of his latest email. Mikey, A friend of mine who knew McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc claims Ray used to say, “There are twice as many assholes in this world as…

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Three Fierce Ideas

Monday, June 30th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

I began my career as an executive coach in 2002. Vistage International (then called “The Executive Committee” or “TEC”) recruited me to be one of the independent contractors they licensed to coach and facilitate a CEO peer group. I was a member of the Vistage tribe for nine years; during that time, I logged about 2,500 hours of one-on-one coaching with my members. I can say a lot of good…

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