Wisdom Made Simple

Becoming an Executive Head Coach

Phil’s (Jackson) greatest success was not as an individual player, it was as a head coach. Then it hit me. Even though I have primarily been an individual executive coach, what I do now is more akin to head coaching. I had become an executive head coach.

Hunn and Buck Present at HCE Conference

Laguna Hills, CA – (December 03, 2013) – Kevin Buck, Principal of Emergent Success, co-facilitated with Michael Hunn, Senior VP and Regional Chief Executive of Providence Health & Services in Southern California, the session: Working Better Together for the Southern California Chapter of Health Care Executives (HCE) Annual Conference.

Meditation and Reflective Leadership

If all that you ever see is yourself – than that is a very limiting perspective.
When Maya Angelou was recently asked about what makes a great leader, she responded by saying, “A leader sees greatness in other people. You can’t be much of a leader if all you see is yourself.”

Buck Named Psychology Advisor for ipvive

Laguna Hills, CA – (March, 2013). Kevin Buck. Principal of Emergent Success, has joined ipvive Inc. as a Psychology Advisor, providing subject matter expertise for the creation of a digital emotional platform utilizing an innovative psychological approach, from a complex systems to interpersonal perspectives.

Twosomes: Playing Better – Together

This blog is a text of the Tedx OrangeCoast talk given on December 01, 2012 for the Women’s Conference with the theme of The Space Between.

Buck Presents at TEDx

Laguna Hills, CA – (January 9, 2013) – Kevin Buck, Principal of Emergent Success, was a featured presenter at the 2012 TEDxOrangeCoastWomen conference on December 1st. The theme of this year’s event was The Space Between.

Spinning Leaders

They needed to spin as a team if they wanted to perform better. Together – they would connect the spokes to the rim. This simple model became a visual check as to whether they were being collaborative and working as a team.

Listening for Leading

Can I tell you what I think? We have become more of a telling, and less of a listening culture. If it is: email, texting, posting, sharing, tweeting, speaking or some other way of getting the information OUT, then that seems to be our dominant communication direction. Listening means that I choose to take information IN.

What Has You Biting?

You are having a conversation and someone says something that presses your button(s). The bait and hook are dangling in front of you. If you react, you may end up talking your way out of the water and straight into their net. It is a choice.

Change: The Body/Mind Connection

Whether you are a practitioner of meditation, self-hypnosis, contemplation, mindfulness or self –awareness, you have learned that the starting point is with the body.