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Types of Intelligence

No subject intrigues me more than the question of “who will make it?” In any given group — classroom, business, sport — which person will exceed expectations, which one will fall short, and which one will wind up just about where you thought? We know the factors that won’t necessarily predict success. They include gender, […]

The Worst Advice People Get

If Rogers Hornsby were alive today, he would be celebrating the start of spring training. Hornsby, a Hall of Famer and owner of the second-highest batting average in big-league history behind Ty Cobb, would be right there in Florida and Arizona, even though, technically, only pitchers and catchers must be there this early. At this […]

Recipes: For Pea Soup and Improvement

I just saw an article that began with the words “Here is a simple recipe for pea soup.” Normally, that would not have meant much to me, but since I am a coach who is trying to teach others how to coach, the word “simple”really stood out. Just the other day, I saw a coach […]

Einstein’s Lesson for Everyone

Today marks 106 years since Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. It reminds me, believe it or not, of a recent ESPN.com article on San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson. What possible connection could there be between the man who changed physics and a man who throws baseballs for a living? Simple. […]

Keeping It Simple

Da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But sometimes coaches forget, and they complicate things. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a little schoolboy. He seemed well-adjusted enough, but something about him concerned the teacher. Whenever it was time to draw, the boy would use a black crayon. […]