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Why We Need Little League

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Sports
Helene Cohen Bludman

When this kid is a 13-year-old girl pitching her way into the history books in a field of dreams, we are euphoric. She is one of ours. Such is life this week in Philadelphia.

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek traini...

7 Guides for Parents to Help Their Children through Competitive Youth Football

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Though young athletes handle pressure differently, parents of youth football players often experience their own anxiety not knowing how to help their children navigate a stressful experience.

The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

Let's remind ourselves of a simple fact: Joy is our birthright. Joy is not an externality. It's not something we can afford to dip into when time or bandwidth permit. It is a cornerstone of our power as influencers, visionaries and creative agents of change.

9 Things De La Salle Football Taught Me About Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Kathleen Buckstaff

In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.

The Ray Rice Teachable Moment: Coaching Boys Into Men

M.L. Carr | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports
M.L. Carr

Some people are asking, "What kind of message is the NFL sending to women and girls about how they are valued in society?" We have another question: What kinds of messages are young boys receiving from the Ray Rice incident?

First Female Assistant Coach in the NBA

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A compelling spectacle, sports promotes the cherished American ideal of intense competition on a level playing field where race nor gender matter.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

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.

Improve Your Odds of Change!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Change is simple, but it's not easy. It's hard. You have to do it. You have to put in the time and effort that it takes to change. That's one of the big reasons why I take what I do so seriously.

My Most Important Life Lesson From My (Fifth!) Business Trip to Beijing

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

I realize that among the many choices I have is choosing what I focus on and what perspective will serve me best. So instead of focusing on the burden of a fifth business trip to China, I will focus on the blessing of having paid work that makes a positive impact on others and makes me happy.

9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss

Josh Bersin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

Early in your career this is all very stressful. Of course you want to succeed - but you're not always sure how. My advice is to be yourself (topic of another blog). But in the meantime, it often comes down to having a great boss.

3 Big Perfectionism Struggles For Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many of us think it's the key to our success, when in fact, it's the very thing leading us away from our true purpose and completely wipes out our energy in the process.

Coaching Mrs. Pierre

TNTP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Ashley Cowger The first day I observed Mrs. Pierre’s math class at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools, I l...

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Who among us hasn't made critical remarks on the way home from a holiday party? At home, we thank our spouse for making dinner but quickly note that the meat was overcooked. And we've all observed the "I couldn't do it, but I insist my kid do it perfectly" parents.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Megan McDonough | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

The dreaded question of What should I do with my life? is a common one. From childhood to adulthood, we ask it of ourselves and others ask it of us. The decision can be tortuous.

Why Are Some People More Coachable Than Others?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Although coaching is now a widely accepted practice in the business world, the effectiveness of coaching interventions is rather variable. This depends not only on the type of method used and the competence of the coach, but also on certain psychological qualities pertaining to the client.

Stop Assigning Numbers to People!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals may finally be a human resource system of the past. Tons of evidence and our guts tell us they are ineffective measures of performance. Often, the best performers do not get the highest performance scores.

Athlete Parent Behavior: Don't Damage Your Child or Their Recruiting

George White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
George White

Former major league pitcher Mitch Williams recently lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he was ejected from his son's youth baseball game for r...