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Self-talk, the Sage, & the Saboteur

Self-talk, the Sage, & the Saboteur

World-Class Performers focus on saying good things to themselves. They give themselves positive feedback and motivation as they go through their day. They intentionally keep their eye on the bright side. Have you ever heard that voice in your head that says terrible...

Build your bench

Build your bench

Having an NFL quarterback on your team is never a bad thing. In a recent discussion with Tyler Palko, our VP of Business Development, we discussed how important talent development is to collegiate football teams. Interestingly, he explained that finding the absolute...

The false riser

The false riser

Have you ever tripped up the stairs? Back when a baseball bat was a common form of home security, people who had second-story homes would build a staircase with a “false riser.” The theory went that one riser would be a fraction of an inch taller than the rest, just...

Your five-a-day leadership habits

Your five-a-day leadership habits

It’s a phrase we commonly associate with the number of fruits and vegetables we aspire to consume each day to maintain a healthy diet. I offer you the opportunity to explore your leadership health similarly to five daily habits. Leadership over time has become a...

Don’t look up

Don’t look up

In times of uncertainty, teams tend to look up—to leaders and managers who direct their efforts—to guide their next steps. If those teams continue to feel discomfort, they often assign blame to those same leaders, thinking (and sometimes saying) that leadership should...

Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle

There is a vicious cycle that organizations in today’s 21st-century workforce can’t seem to break. Executives ask us, “How do we retain young high performers?” Only to defend their current strategy by stating, “We are putting them through programs and giving them what...