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The Running Man

A few years ago, I hated running.  Now I’ve changed my tune: I grudgingly respect its existence, and occasionally hang out with it. When I was a tallish skinny youth, someone made the mistake of telling me, “You’d be a

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Fergie’s Way

“For a player – and for any human being – there is nothing better than hearing ‘Well done’.” – Sir Alex Ferguson For 27 years, Sir Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United.  In that time, he changed the culture of a

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A Short and Memorable Team-Building Exercise

A few months ago my team took part in a seminar that kicked off with a short team-building exercise: Everyone gets a blank sheet of paper taped to his or her back Everyone grabs a writing instrument [Note: I advise

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Coaching Insights from Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys

“None of us need help to be mediocre.” – Jason Garrett The NFL season kicks off in just over a week, and one of my favourite sports sites has been providing a great window into the seldom-seen (in detail) world

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So you want to influence someone…

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein That Einstein fellow was a smart one.  In addition to his Theory of Brownian Motion (which somewhat vaulted him into relevance),

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