I’m continuing my experiment with artist Jason Li: after I publish a free newsletter, Jason creates an illustration.
Then, I share it in a post-script issue, like this one.
I’d like to extend a warm welcome to new readers. And gratitude to all: thank you for inviting me to your in-box.
Thank you, Jason for your illustration for Always Be Coaching: On Management #36.
(Yes, some coaches are also therapists. Best practice: all parties have perfect clarity — from the outset, and at all times — on whether on whether a paid professional is practicing therapy, or coaching.)
In Issue #36, I opined on some of what’s at risk when organizations outsource employee coaching to (so-far) unproven platforms.
- The Tattle Phone. Hilarity predictably ensues after This American Life contributor David Kestenbaum persuades parents and teachers at his kid’s preschool to let him to install a hotline so that kids can tattle.
Kestenbaum’s brief (fun!) piece illustrates what happens when problems are reported to disinterested parties.
Spoiler alert: it involves trust.
And, on the Heroine’s Journey:
- Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos In Pop Culture. Commentary, not reporting, via NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour.
- Quick and fun, 10 Quotes That Prove Madame Bovary Was a Bookworm by Sarah Ullery at Book Riot.
Before I assert that Madame Bovary is a Heroine’s Journey, I’ll have to gather the will to read it again.
I do wonder, how often is the Heroine’s Journey a tragedy?
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I’m super-excited about On Management #37, which goes out in a few weeks. Working title: “Minimum Viable Passion.”
Thank you so much for reading.
- Problematics: Members Only #10
- Always Be Coaching: On Management #36
- On Management #35, P.S.
- (The archive is here. I’m slowly bringing over earlier issues.)