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Dancing With the Stars

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What Failure Says About You

Marge Schott, former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, once fired some of her scouts, famously saying that “all they do is watch baseball games.” Yes, and once they watch those games, they must answer this question: Which young players have the best chance of becoming a big-league star? It’s a tricky question in which scouts […]

Lessons of “Dancing With the Stars”

The more you watch “Dancing With the Stars,” the more you see great connections to coaching and practice. Here are at least five: * All contestants have exactly the same amount of time to get ready for the next show. It’s what you do with that time that matters. So the mental game is huge. […]

Dancing With the Stars

In watching “Dancing With the Stars,” did you ever wonder what it would be like to be on the show? You’re closer than you think. In a very real sense, everyone is living a version of “Dancing With the Stars.” Just consider the format. The dancers get a certain period of time — one week […]

What Is Possible?

Today posting resumes after a hiatus to finish a book I wrote with Gary Pritchard, called “10 Things Great Coaches Know.” It turns out that Opening Day of the baseball season, the final game of the NCAA basketball tourney and an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” all intersected. And what unites these three apparently […]

Success As a Way of Life

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an action but a habit.” Shawn Johnson is a winner once more. A gold medalist in Olympic gymnastics in 2008, Johnson last night captured the “Dancing With the Stars” championship. Some people may chalk up these two titles to some natural coordination and agility. That’s […]

Using Time Well

“Most people get ahead during the time that others waste time.” ~ Henry Ford Can “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Biggest Loser” offer something for coaches? Both reality TV shows offer the same model: a contestant forms an objective, has a finite amount of time to achieve the objective, and then works with a […]