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The Scary Truth About Hiring

Your organization’s future depends on an ability to find and hire invisible gems.

Why Election Day Is Like Game 7 of the World Series

Anyone who thinks they’ve got the election won better beware. Anything can happen in Game 7 or an Election Day.

What Would Derek Jeter’s Business Slogan Be?

“With Jeter there are no surprises,” says my friend and co-author Dr. Rob Gilbert, a professor of sport psychology at Montclair State University. “He’s like a restaurant chain. You can go anywhere in the world and get the same thing. He’s never made an error off the field. He’s made some on the field, but never off.”

A Woman in the NBA?

Physicist Niels Bohr once said, “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” His words come to mind with the reaction to Mark Cuban’s comments about putting three-time All-American Brittney Griner on the Dallas Mavericks’ draft radar. UConn coach Geno Auriemma, the most […]

Cardinals Think of the Future

Few things in sports are as hard as keeping perspective. The fans care only about now. So do the newspapers. That’s why the St. Louis Cardinals deserve credit. They refused to re-sign superstar Albert Pujols, even though he is an icon in the city, and one of the greatest players who ever lived. That’s the […]

Team Chemistry

What comes first, winning or team chemistry? There will likely never be an answer to that, but baseball writer Joe Strauss takes a close look at the issue of clubhouse dynamics in today’s St. Louis Post Dispatch. On baseball’s Opening Day, Strauss discusses some of the St. Louis Cardinals’ off-season moves through the prism of […]

Deliberately Losing

With all the talk of NFL teams resting their stars to keep them from injury entering the playoffs, critics have raised the issue of integrity. What happened in the NFL the last two weeks is nothing compared to a controversy during the 1981 baseball season. Two big-league managers — Tony LaRussa and Whitey Herzog — […]

Notre Dame’s Glory Days

Brian Kelly is the latest to try his luck of the Irish in the Notre Dame football program. Unfortunately for Kelly, the job is not what it once was. For sure, the prestige, visibility and the expectations are the same as ever, but one key factor can never be what it was in the old […]

Controlling What You Can

Yesterday Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hit two more home runs, prompting a reporter to ask Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa if Pujols deserves to be voted this year’s Most Valuable Player. Answered LaRussa, “Those kinds of questions are distractions, and I don’t answer them.” Though the reporter probably didn’t appreciate LaRussa’s response, it […]

Improving the Picture

  “The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. ” — Al Neuharth  Some people believe that hitting a baseball is the single most difficult skill in sports. No wonder. The pitcher can throw the ball at speeds up to 100 miles an hour, make it curve, make it sink, and vary its […]