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Chris' Five Steps to Accurate Problem Solving

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a cloudy late spring afternoon and I was sitting on my day relaxing and thinking about life when my overactive brain started focusing on what is the best way to solve problems.


 

The nature of this question is a problem in itself so as I dived into it I payed special attention to how I was actually answering my questions. I started thinking about what a problem is and what they mean and the obvious answer is problems are questions that need to be answered....

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Relevance: How compatibility and chemistry turn leaders into rock stars

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Being relevant is as important to leadership as it is to being a rock star. We talk about it all the time with our friends, how pop star ‘X’ or rock band ‘Y’ used to be great then their music became irrelevant. What happened to them? You would imagine they would update with the times. After all, we all know being relevant is important, but if multi-million dollar rock bands can lose their relevance, so can’t organizational leaders.


 

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Intervention: How sports are a mechanism for behavior change

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” - Plato


 

It was a Sunday afternoon at my studio gym. I was working with a couple of clients that day and was in a somewhat philosophical mood so I started talking about the ethics of cutting athletes from a team in high school sports. On one hand it teaches the “trophy” generation the value of working hard to earn something of meaning. It teaches the athlet...

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Grit: Forging superhuman leaders

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

'Never give in—never, never, never, never, except to convictions of honour and good sense.’ - Sir Winston Churchill.

 

Sir Winston Churchill orated many timeless speeches about grit during a time in Britain’s history when staying strong was essential to their survival.


Grit. It is amazing how one short and simple word as grit can carry enough significance to change the course of events throughout history. Grit is simply prevalence. It is...

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Camaraderie and Adaptability: The bedrock of human superiority and underpinning of teams

Posted on May 8, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

There are countless species on Earth and humans have evolved to be the dominate one. Many people say it is because of people’s ability to stand erect allowing us to walk upright while using our arms freely or our opposable thumb that allow us to easily handle tools. There is plenty of evidence supporting both of these beliefs and I am not arguing them. But I am going to suggest something else pushed humankind forward and allowed us to work together as a team across the planet accompl...

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Understanding The Situation: How knowing your teammates creates agile and adaptable teams

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The key to a successful team is a healthy relationship between leaders down the chain to followers, followers amongst themselves, and followers up the chain to leaders. Open trusted communication is the backbone of a healthy team. However, every relationship is influenced by its current situation. Two best friends will act differently at work than at a bar on a Saturday night. A couple will act differently at their parents house than while spending quality time alone at home. Sports and ...

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When Expectation Exceeds Reality: Avoiding disappointment

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever been disappointed? Dumb question, I know. Allow me to rephrase it. Have you ever expected something good to happen and it didn’t go as planned so you became upset? Answer still obvious? That’s fine because that is my point. Disappointment up until know has been an inevitable part of your life. But I’m about to teach you how to avoid it.


 

We only experience disappointment when our expectations exceed reality. Said another wa...

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Success Fuels Motivation

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Success comes to those who are successful…sounds redundant I know. But hear me out. Would you passionately chase your dreams if you repeatedly failed to get any closer to them? People are successful at task which they have had prior success. Constant small reminders through incremental improvements towards your passion keep you driven. Professional baseball players do not reach that level of success by constantly striking out at T-ball as a child.


 

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Flow's Influence On Fatigue During Exercise In Accordance With The Central Governor Model: A review

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The frontier of human athletic potential resides in understanding the mechanisms which restrain athletes from achieving absolute athleticism. Although there are numerous elements responsible for athletic progress, the most substantial mechanism impeding athletes from reaching ever-higher levels of athletic ability is fatigue. Regardless of the fitness component being stressed (muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength, or power), fatigue is always the limiting factor. Athlete’...

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