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The Talent Code

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Must-Read Books for Leaders

A coach just asked for recommendations on a book to help him mold his philosophy. What a great question! Here are three for sure: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell. Talent Is Overrated, Geoff Colvin The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle All three discuss the subject of human potential, and how anyone can pursue excellence and success. Another must […]

Are You Great?

Spring has brought the usual array of new baseball books, and one of them should catch the eye of coaches everywhere. It’s called “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong,” by David Shenk. The content shouldn’t come as any surprise if you’ve read books […]

Best Daily Habit for Coaches

Today I’m speaking to the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association in Albuquerque. This talk and opportunity would never have become possible without the inspiration and teaching of my friend and mentor, Dr. Rob Gilbert. Rob is a sports psychologist whose passion is helping bring out the potential in others. Somehow Rob helped […]

Where Success Begins

Three items today. First is the beautiful simplicity of beating the competition. Sports psychologist Dr. Rob Gilbert came to our gym yesterday and told our team about the crucial moment: “When you’re tired and frustrated is where it begins. Because that’s when others quit.” Right there Dr. Gilbert has explained the difference between winners and […]