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Lessons from Batman: Enter the cave

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” - Joseph Campbell


 

As a young boy I always admired athletes. Growing up in a small seaport town with a strong history of winning sports teams bread the idea in me that good athletes are on a higher level than the rest of the population. As I have since grown up and crossed paths with countless astonishing athletes; some world class fantastic and admirable people and others with piss poor eth...

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Sports Digest Article Highlight: Intervention - Sports as a Mechanism for Behavior Change

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sports play a much greater role in our development than we give them credit.  Please check out this short piece I wrote in the Sports Digest to learn more. Intervention: Sports as a Mechanism for Behavior Change.  Thank you!


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Chris Johnson

www.ImproveWithChris.com 



What it Means To Be Alpha: Serotonin, the leadership chemical

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems that everyone in today’s society wants to be an Alpha (fe)male. They see a picture of a wolf with a quote about being a lonely wolf at the top or a cowardly sheep at the bottom then race to their friends section on Facebook and start deleting everyone…well, not quite but they definitely attempt to justify why no one wants to sit next to them at the cafe.


 

Regardless, Alphas are top dog, they get what they want and bow down to no one, right? ...

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What is Coaching Theory?

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Coaching theory is a systematic process for leaders to coach their teams to victory regardless if its a sports, corporate, or family team. All managers need a plan to succeed, but truly effective leaders encompass an evolving methodology which adapts to their changing situation.


 

Coaching theory involves four features that a leader must continuously develop if they wish to constantly improve themselves as a leader. The features are:

 


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Team Building Through Challenge: How facing a common challenge will open communication and trust essential for team development

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A team in its most basic element is a reciprocal relationship between leaders and followers interacting to a specific situation. When people think of leadership, generally a leader influencing others towards a desired action is what comes to mind. That thought is correct, but how does that leader influence their followers to have faith in them in the first place? Barking orders or giving directions with no guidance is not going to get followers to have faith in their leader. A mutual rela...

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The Pro and Cons of Intentional or Strategic Fouling in Collegiate or Professional Sports

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As a kid I recall playing baseball with the other kids in the neighborhood. On one particular day we were playing automatic baseball. The rules were something similar to ground ball is a single, if it bounce and you catch it it’s a double, and over the outfielders head is a home run.


A play that stands out in my mind is one when my teammate was up at bat and I was playing the field (we were short on people). The ball was lobbed over the plate, he swing and cranked i...

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Press Release: JOIN THE 2013 AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION'S RUN FOR RESEARCH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Press Release: JOIN THE 2013 AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION’S RUN FOR RESEARCH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM

WHO: American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research Team

 

 

WHAT: This year will mark the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research Team’s 25th year participating as a charity partner of the Boston Marathon. The Run for Research Team is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the American Liver Foundation. And t...

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What Has Had The Most Profound Influence on Sports Over The Past 30 Years?

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Sports culture influences the overall culture of our society tremendously. Three of the biggest ways sports culture has impact our lives is race, fan identification, and gender. Although all three have impacted our culture, over the past 30 years gender has the most profound influence. Reason being, the Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972. The amendment states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,...

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Sponsorships and Sports: Sports sponsorships can mean big gain or big bust for big businesses

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The sports industry is a big time business. Sports are one of the biggest businesses in America. Between professional sports, collegiate sports, interscholastic sports, and local adult leagues, sports have influence over millions of Americans. Influence gets people to buy, and buying is exactly what companies want their prospect consumers to do. When companies merge with sports teams or individual athletes to gain exposure and influence they are harnessing the power of sports marketing at ...

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The Future of Sports

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The times are forever changing and sports will always be evolving to meet the new culture of that period. We have seen sports evolve for generations now, from the Olympics of the ancient Greeks, to the “lost Olympics” of 1940 and 1944 during World War II, up to today when we can see athletes of both genders and all ethnicities competing in a positive environment in London. Sports have always mimicked the happenings of society as a whole. Luckily, sports will continue to do so f...

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