Donald Steiny Coaching Blog

  • Graph of driving and alcohol use among young people.
    Donald Steiny
    ‘Maybe it’s just safer to not become an adult’ “They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen as rites of passage into adulthood. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Child Development, found that the percentage of
  • Lyft makes for a good conversation
    Donald Steiny
    You never know where you will have a good conversation. Almost everything we learn we learn from other people. Anyone you meet might know something you will find valuable.  For that reason, I love to talk to anyone. The other day, I was in San Francisco.   Two black guys
  • Donald Steiny
    Imagine that you are riding on a train or subway and there is someone sitting next to you.  They are working on their laptop, reading, or staring at their phone.  How likely do you think it would be that they would want to talk to you if you started talking
  • Donald Steiny
    This is one of the most interesting papers I have seen in a long time.   It adds to how I understand some of the rifts that are happening in our society today.  It, specifically, addresses the intersection between sociology and language, which is my thing. Here, they look carefully
  • Donald Steiny
    The other day a friend launched into a rant about the horrors of customer support with a string of bad words for the people he encountered on the phone. A couple of days later I read an article that I wish I could find again that said that when people
  • Donald Steiny
    Negative thoughts are part of human nature. And while they can stand in the way of a good mood, they actually serve a purpose. Negativity is an evolutionary adaptation designed to help us avoid danger and react to crises.While some negative thinking can be useful for survival, constant negativity is