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edbatista
San Francisco, CA
Executive Coach & Instructor @ Stanford Graduate School of Business
Interests: Executive coaching, leadership, change management
Recent Activity
Executive Coach & Instructor @EdBatista (MBA ’00) shares advice for the Class of 2015 #GSB15 pic.twitter.com/JGye1eHPn6 — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz) June 7, 2015 My colleagues who run the @StanfordBiz feed asked me to contribute a few words of advice for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the ninth and final session on Endings in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the eight session on Success in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the seventh session on Unhappiness in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Ed Batista
A colleague recently asked me about my process for managing the information I present to students in my classes, and here's my response: I'm increasingly attuned to the importance of my role as a curator for my students. It's unhelpful... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Ed Batista
Realizing the Futility of Life, by Bai Juyi [Written on the walls of a priest's cell, ca. 828] Ever since the time when I was a lusty boy Down till now when I am ill and old The things I... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the sixth session on Vulnerability in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Ed Batista
In 2005 author David Foster Wallace delivered the commencement address at Kenyon College. This thoughtful and moving talk inspires in me feelings of grief and anger and terror and hope, a response no doubt influenced by my awareness of Wallace's... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the fifth session on Resilience in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the fourth session on Happiness in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Ed Batista
The irony of teaching is that it makes clear how little I truly know. The beauty of teaching is that what little I know may still be useful. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the third session in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. Six more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the second session in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. Seven more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Ed Batista
One of the best books I've read recently is Erin Meyer's "The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business," a thoughtful and detailed exploration of the ways in which differences in national culture affect our efforts to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Ed Batista
As an Instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, I’m actively involved in the school’s efforts to help our MBA students develop better feedback skills, and as an executive coach working with senior leaders I have a front-row seat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's a condensed set of slides from the first session in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. We have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Ed Batista
Yesterday was the first class in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at Stanford this year. It's a topic I've been working on for years--I pulled together a loosely organized set of Self-Coaching Guides in 2009 and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Ed Batista
Here's my final syllabus for The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching this Spring Quarter at Stanford. It includes some updates to the materials I posted in January as well as information on grading and assignments. I'm tremendously... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Ed Batista
Recent conversations with a number of my coaching clients and MBA students at Stanford have touched on what we might call "freedom from" and "freedom to," or, respectively, negative liberty and positive liberty. As described in the Stanford Encyclopedia of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Ed Batista
As learners we can sometimes be disheartened by a perceived lack of progress, particularly when we're trying to master a complex and challenging discipline. At our worst, we can feel that haven't made any progress at all--that we've actually regressed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Ed Batista
Ironies abound as I turn to this review of Scott Eblin's Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. I've been meaning to write about it for months, but have continually delayed, feeling too busy with students, clients, my own writing and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Ed Batista
This afternoon I led a pro bono workshop on The Art of Self-Coaching with a group of startup founders and execs, organized and hosted by my colleagues at InnerSpace, a group that aims to help startups develop more effective organizational... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Ed Batista
Leaders are providing less explicit direction to their employees these days, and relying more on coaching as a leadership tool, as organizations become flatter and more dependent on knowledge work. But many people also manage teams that span locations and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Ed Batista
In both my private coaching practice and in my role as an Instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, I think of myself as an experiential educator. And whether I'm working with clients or students, I know that people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Ed Batista
I recently conducted a 1-hour webinar for HBR on Making Feedback Less Stressful, and an archived video of my talk is now available. HBR has also produced an 8-page summary of my comments [PDF, 517KB], and you can view my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Ed Batista