What You Learn by Playing Poker

In this post, I interview my friend and colleague Bob Silverstein (organizational crisis and change consultant), who discusses the practical applications of studying and playing No Limit Texas Hold ’em poker. Bob, please tell us about your professional background. I’m a clinical social worker and consultant with over 25 years of experience as a crisis manager, organizational change consultant, employee counselor and executive coach.  Currently I work primarily in a…

Experience is Teaching, Now.

In the last post, I cited the work of Lombardo and Eichinger in discussing the type of experiences that lead to significant personal development.  These experiences have four qualities in common: 1)  You know very little about the experience as you go into it. 2)  You have to make a difference. 3)  You feel a chance of significant failure. 4)  You feel a tremendous amount of pressure. I realized, however,…

Fear: Maybe not a Friend, but a Reliable Companion

turned_in_not, , , , ,
comment3 Comments
This past weekend at a local conference, I delivered a presentation on overcoming barriers to effective talent development.  I also had the chance to attend other presentations too.  At one, the facilitator split the room into sections, and labeled each one with a specific emotion.  He then asked people to stand in the section that best described the atmosphere in their company.  Would it be surprising to say that 70…
Menu