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The Tall Silent Type

Back in the day, the paradigm for leadership went something like this: Male. Tall. White. Intelligent. Charismatic. Etc. We now know, or should know that leaders come in all shapes, sizes, skin colors, religions and creeds. The one thing I never saw included in the paradigm of leadership was "silent." What I mean is do [...]

By | 2018-09-03T17:08:48+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

THE OTHER WORLD SERIES

It’s that time of year again. No, it isn’t October yet. It’s time for the College World Series. This is an item on my “bucket list.” I wish I had been able to attend when it was held in the old ballpark, but it’s still on my list. The final eight teams are all there [...]

By | 2018-06-14T20:38:39+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

The Practice Of Practicing

If it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be great as Matthew Saed proposes in his best-selling book, “Black Box Thinking”, then many of those hours would be alone. The late, great Pete Maravich was known for his ball-handling skills, and he dribbled the ball wherever he went from a very early age. The most [...]

By | 2018-06-06T01:01:26+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Transformation Takes Practice

Breakthroughs in performance occur when you see something familiar through new eyes. In other words, seeing a possibility that didn’t occur to us previously. There is a new opening for action. However, given that our habits and reactions have been with us and since we were kids, they affect our performance consistently. Those openings can [...]

By | 2018-05-23T00:12:35+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Making Decisions

One of the things people labor over in their lives is decision-making. Choosing the “right” thing to do. Worrying about it, stressing about it. Being anxious over extended periods of time is wearing. If you are in a leadership role, the attempt to fulfill the expectations of others requires decision-making support for others. The truth [...]

By | 2018-05-09T00:43:54+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

The Possibility Of Great Relationships

Having great relationships is a process. It is never a done deal given there is always another level to be achieved. This article is about a structure that I’ve found works. And, like any structure it requires persistence to produce the intended results. One thing to remember is there is no perfect way to do [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Using The Past For The Future

Our reactions are driven by the past and, as such, are always a limitation. They are always the same or very similar, so there may be incremental change, but very slow progress. So, what is the most effective way to use the past? Since the past is the foundation for creating the future, like a [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Is Newer Always Better?

Is newer always better? Every new generation of athlete tends to think they are bigger, stronger, faster and better than those who have come before them. I don’t even want to waste time and breath arguing the point. Look at technology, for example. Everyday someone is coming up with a new device, a better widget [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Not Sorry I Am Old

As I move through my 83rd year, I often have days where my thoughts are about all the things I haven’t done or done well or didn’t even think about doing. On rare occasions, I have a sense of pride about what I was able to do. The truth is, despite my failures I have [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments