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The seven Cs of mental toughness

“The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.” – Mia Hamm Being mentally tough is a crucial skill in life, and can be developed with practice; we will encounter adversity in all aspects (e.g., business/work, athletics, relationships,

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Posted in Books, Careers, Everything, Leadership, Soccer, Sports

Chris Hadfield’s advice

In a recent interview with CBC Radio, Commander Chris Hadfield gave his three secrets for becoming an astronaut: Keep your body in shape and eat well Challenge yourself with education, and push yourself to learn things you barely expect to

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Posted in Everything, Math and Science

Changing yourself, as a leader

“Leadership means change.  If everything is fine just the way it is, you don’t need change and you don’t need leaders to help you do it.  But…many individual leaders find it hard to change themselves, or even to recognize that

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Choose your own adventure: prisoner or pioneer

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra My wife spent last week in San Francisco

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Posted in Leadership, Management

Book Report: The Reason I Jump

“For a long time I’ve been wondering why us people with autism can’t talk properly.  I can never say what I really want to.  Instead, verbal junk that hasn’t got anything to do with anything comes pouring out of my

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Posted in Books, Everything

Book Report: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

“If we’ve learned anything from the survivors among our ancestors, it’s that staying put and fighting change are not good tactics if we want to live.  Survivors range over vast regions.  If they encounter adversity in one environment, they try

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Posted in Books, Math and Science

Time for a change?

“The immortals step out of their comfort zone in order to expand it.” – Lee Jenkins in SI Reading some basketball news the other day, I came across a remarkable story over at Sports Illustrated, Right Turn: There are makeovers,

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Posted in Leadership, Sports

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