Wednesday, January 16, 2013


A few days ago I wrote about stress. Before that, fear. An emotional, or perhaps better stated a cognitive/affective experience, that may hinder scholars even more, is shame. I am not sure exactly why this is so, but have noticed in my coaching practice how shame is often a powerful force in the lives of scholars. Regardless of its source, shame leads academics to feel as if they are not worthy- worthy of being part of the "club," worthy of being able to have voice, worthy about even taking the time to write.

If you resonate with this, it may be time for some candid self-evaluation and commitment to work through it. Do know, however, that you are not alone.

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