Month: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

When it comes to providing warm, happy feelings, this video is better than a plateful of turkey, stuffing, and sweet-potato pie (well, almost). Kelvin’s story is vivid proof of T.S. Eliot’s words: “The great ages did not produce more talent than ours. But less talent was wasted.”

3 Words to Improve Pressure Performance (and 3 to Avoid)

Meet the Social-Media Future of Talent Development

Some of you might remember Karen X. Cheng, the Bay-Area resident whose “Dance in a Year” videos went viral a few months back. (Backstory: Cheng, an amateur dancer, posted daily videos of her 365-day transformation from rank beginner to dance goddess.)
Here’s some news: Cheng seems to have started another viral phenomenon through a new social-media …

Good Ideas: The Character Coach

One of the nice/strange things about my job is that it strongly resembles being a parachute jumper. You drop out of the sky into interesting places, where you meet people, explore, and look for patterns.
In the past two weeks, I’ve had in-depth conversations about performance with two professional sports teams, two schools (one inner city, …

Meet Resilient Mouse, Your New Superhero