Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.
Have you noticed lately how our culture all but worships likability? Often at the expense of higher values. If we're not careful, we can spend so much time making ourselves likable, we forget to ask if we like who we're becoming.
Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.
According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.
Tolerating uncivil behavior, unfortunately, is the price we have to pay for virtual communication. I don't like reading hateful responses to the things I online, but the alternative -- a policy that stifles speech -- is a lot worse.
We are aware that the ever increasing rich-poor disparity of wealth is creating two Americas in increasingly conflict with our nation's founding principles. While our Founding Fathers sought succession from England, they envisioned a new nation governed by its people.
I need to reflect annually about what sports can be when our egos are tamed and we're led by our souls. It's a great time to appreciate and be grateful for sport at its best. That's why I need Thanksgiving.
In pursuit of my college degrees, work at Fortune 500 companies, and memberships in professional organizations, I was directed and trained to ensure ethical compliance --- as it's a personal, organizational, and company responsibility.
I've never met Derek Jeter but having watched his entire career I'm willing to bet that if asked how he feels about being a role model to so many fans, he would say he was just doing his job the best way he knew how.
Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.
Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.
You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.