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Gary's Newsletter 363: Tiger Woods and Baby Jesus

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 24, 2009

TIGER WOODS AND BABY JESUS

Maybe you have seen the advertisement in a magazine or on an airport billboard. A photo shows Tiger Woods standing on a rock next to a pond. He is looking at his golf ball in a place where a shot would be almost impossible. Across the top of the photo are these words: It's what you do next that counts.

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Gary's Newsletter 362: Three Questions for Communicators

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 19, 2009


THREE QUESTIONS FOR COMMUNICATORS

Last week I spent two days with a young Christian psychologist who has a growing private practice and lots of visionary ideas about the future. We met to talk about his life: his career, family, lifestyle, opportunities, relationships, and walk with God....

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Gary's Newsletter 361: Leading Tribes

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 10, 2009

By definition, newsletters like this one should focus on what's new; a book published in 2008 is no longer news. But Seth Godin's Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us is a timeless gem. Slim and easy to read it is filled with illustrations and practical observations that can apply to leaders, coaches, counselors, students and others. Here are...

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Where are Gary's Newsletters?

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 5, 2009

This morning I discovered that my newsletters have not been appearing on this site. This is a goof-up someplace and my super-savy techie friends are working to get it fixed. But, in the meantime, I have posted the newsletters that did not get posted and will enter them manually in the future until we get them going automatically again. 

By the...

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Gary's Newsletter 360: A Broader View of Integration

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 5, 2009

At least once every year I teach a graduate course on the methods and models of integrating Psychology and Christianity. Most students enroll hoping for "how-to-do-it" techniques to bring Christian spiritual disciplines into counseling with believers. Some have come from undergraduate programs where integration involved evaluating and...

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Gary's Newsletter 359: Sweeping Conclusions

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 5, 2009

SWEEPING CONCLUSIONS

A few days ago I picked up a copy of Atlantic magazine (December 2009) and read the cover story "Did Christianity Cause the Crash? How Preachers are Spreading a Gospel of Debt." (downloadable at www.theatlantic.com). The title is featured prominently on the cover. I anticipated a well written article, especially in a...

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Gary's Newsletter 358: Hyperconnected Communities

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 5, 2009

Jess Rice is a worship leader, counselor, captivating story teller, and well informed observer of the Facebook phenomenon. His new book, The Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected are Redefining Community pictures a church on the cover but surprisingly it says almost nothing about the church. Despite the misleading title, however, Rice...

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Gary's Newsletter 357: Required Time Off

Posted by Gary R Collins on Dec 5, 2009

REQUIRED TIME OFF

What would happen if you were required to take off one day every week, not allowed to do any work, forbidden to check or respond to messages? For workaholics or people addicted to their technological devices this could lead to significant anxiety. Many of us are caught in a "24/7 on-call culture" according to Harvard...

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Fall of the Wall

Posted by Gary R Collins on Nov 9, 2009

Amost everybody knows that November 9, 2009 is the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. I have been to Europe a number of times - I even lived there for a while on two occasions - but a few days ago I made my first visit to Berlin. My wife and I were hosted by Ingo Tophoven who is one of our PhD students in counseling at Regant...

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Gary's Newsletter 356: Transforming Mental Health Professions

Posted by Gary R Collins on Nov 5, 2009

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Gary's Newsletter 355: Managing Risk

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 29, 2009

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. This old psychological mantra used to be true when the world was more stable and change was less pervasive than it is today. In an era of ongoing change and crisis, however, current events have few...

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Gary's Newsletter 354: The Healthy Aging Brain

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 22, 2009

 

THE HEALTHY AGING BRAIN

I rarely give much thought to my birthday and I debated about writing the next sentence. But I was born on October 22, 1934 so that makes me 75 today. There won't be any celebrations, presents or candles. I won't even be...

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Gary's Newsletter 353: Hindu Nation?

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 15, 2009

 

 

HINDU NATION?


"We are all Hindus Now" suggests a thought-provoking article in Newsweek (August 24 and 31 issue). "American is not a Christian nation," the writer begins, even though 76 percent of Americans identify as Christian. ...

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Rebooting Your Brain

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 12, 2009

Here's an interesting idea from the October 2009 Harvard Business Review. A recent study found that nearly one-third of adults who work at least 30 hours a week have fallen asleep or become extremely drowsy on the job. Whenever we need sleep some basic skills start to slide including visual discrimination, alertness, performance effectiveness...

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Gary's Newsletter 352: Information Overload

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 8, 2009

 

Consider these facts from a September 2009 Harvard Business Review article titled "Death by Information Overload."

  • Interruptions eat up 28% of the workday.
  • It takes an average of 24 minutes to get back on task after checking a message.
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Images

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 5, 2009

Can you remember the sermon from last Easter Sunday? This year we attended our daughter's church on Easter where the sermon, at most, was ten minutes long.  The message was concise and to the point: the Resurrection of Jesus is all about changing lives both for now and for eternity.

The message stuck because it was preceded by the words of a...

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Gary's Newsletter 351: Connecting with Audiences

Posted by Gary R Collins on Oct 1, 2009

I expect to spend this month on the road, speaking at conferences in six countries. The audiences will be diverse: coaches, counselors, pastors, emerging leaders, and participants at a weekend retreat, among others. They represent different age...

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Competition

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 28, 2009

 

 

This month, new cycling machines were brought into the fitness club where I work out.  They record the rider’s heart rate, calories, distance travelled and cycling speeds. But the new machines do more. They give us opportunity to select a...

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Gary's Newsletter 350: The New Christian Coaching Book

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 23, 2009

Every week the Gary R. Collins Newsletter goes to a group of readers around the world. What follows is Gary's latest letter. To receive the letter each week in your email box, please click here. The letter is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

NEWSLETTER 350 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

 

NEW CHRISTIAN COACHING BOOK

Long time readers know...

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Gary's Christian Coaching Book Blog

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 21, 2009

I published my first book in the fall of 1969 and I’ve been connected with the publishing industry ever since. I’ve written and published almost 60 books, was general editor for a series of 42 Christian Counseling books published by Word, and have...

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Gary's Newsletter 349: Rethinking Vision

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 21, 2009

Every week the Gary R. Collins Newsletter goes to a group of readers around the world. What follows is Gary's latest letter. To receive the letter each week in your email box, please click here. The letter is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

NEWSLETTER 349 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

 

RETHINKING VISION

For years I've been a believer in...

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What is Coaching? An Overview

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 16, 2009

In the 1500s the word coach described a horse-drawn vehicle - a stage coach that would get people from where they were to where they wanted to be. Modern busses, sometimes known as coaches, do the same thing. Most often today coaches are people who help...

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Celebrating the Present and Looking Ahead in Coaching

Posted by Gary R Collins on Sep 16, 2009

From Christian Coaching Center, www.christiancoachingcenter.com.

March 28, 2009

Several years ago I invited a number of leading Christian coaches to join together for a summit to discuss the current status and direction of the coaching field. The participants were all trained professional coaches that I respect greatly. To aid the discussion...

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Interview with Gary Collins

Posted by Jerome Daley on Sep 15, 2009

by Jerome Daley

From Christian Coaching Center, July 6, 2009

Editor’s Note:  If you have been around the coaching scene for any length of time, Gary Collins needs little introduction. Gary is a prolific writer and speaker, with some 55 books to his name. Probably his best known work is Christian Coaching, which in many Christian circles put...

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