Posts by author: Edyta Pacuk

10 Lessons from Einstein

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Reflection.

  1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” 2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” 3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss… Read more »

Alan Cohen’s 12 Step System

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Reflection.

Alan Cohen, a psychotherapist, asks in his lectures: “who is dissatisfied with their work?” Seventy-five percent of the audience raise their hands.

Cohen has created a twelve step system to help people rediscover their “purpose”

Reflecting on Reflecting

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Executive Coaching, Leadership Development.

Although in the business of coaching for well over a decade, I am still amazed at how powerful coaching can be.  Recently, a young leader commented on our coaching conversation with “ah-why-didn’t-I-think-of-this”. From my perspective, as a coach I want to ensure the continuity of those precious coaching “aha” moments – when a Leader reflects… Read more »

Executive Transition

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Executive Coaching.

  The day began with a phone call from the VP HR of a professional services firm which I have been working with for several years now.   “Scott is retiring, and you have to help him… otherwise he’s gonna’ DIE, the poor man”.   Scott has given his whole life to the firm. Senior… Read more »

Now You Have Been Selected….

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Executive Coaching.

    Now you have been selected. You are anxious, and happy that you got that dream job. You are on your way to your first day at work. You want to make a stellar first impression. Manicure, pedicure, hair: all done. You even bought a new outfit – and although it still does not… Read more »

Thank you!

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Reflection.

Recently, I came across this quote: “The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, ‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result… Read more »

Purpose – Picture – People – Passion – Profit

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Leadership Assessment, Leadership Development, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Transformation.

  Struck by Paulo Coelho’s quote, “Life without a cause is life without an effect,” I went under a rock and pondered… To really make a difference, as organizations, we cannot focus only on the bottom line, on the shareholder’s value. I believe we need to consider the broader community, a greater purpose…And our sense… Read more »