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17
Mar

Leadership Lessons from John Wooden

A few weeks ago, the Vanderbilt Men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings came into the national spot light for his leadership style. If you did not follow what happened, Stallings was caught on tape screaming obscenities at one of his players. Stallings believed this player was taunting an opposing player after the game. While many people […]

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22
Dec

Don’t Be Perfect this Holiday Season

The holiday pressure is on. The pressure to be perfect. To have that perfect Christmas tree with the perfect lights. To cook that perfect holiday feast for your guests. To keep that perfect holiday cheer. Carl Jung, the most famous psychologist this side of Sigmund Freud, once declared, “Perfection belongs to the gods: the most […]

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23
Nov

Giving Thanks is more than just for Thanksgiving

This Thursday is the day we give thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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10
Nov

The Purpose Driven Career-You can have it!

Growing up in Los Angeles, our seasons consisted of lots of sunshine, a few days of rain, more sunshine, repeat. Now living for almost two decades in Middle Tennessee, I have grown very fond of the passing of the seasons. My favorite is currently upon us, when our world turns red, orange and bright yellow. […]

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07
Sep

Let it Be is more than a Beatles’ philosophy

My first album was “Let it Be” by the Beatles. There are so many songs on the album that are pure magic, like Across the Universe, Long and winding Road, and of course, the theme song “Let it be”. I played that album until the grooves wore out. Then, by chance, I came across the […]

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03
Aug

Use the Michelangelo Effect to Boost your energy

Earlier this summer, I had the great pleasure to travel to Florence, Italy, with my family. Walking the streets of this Renaissance city, you feel transported back in time. At every turn you see amazing architecture, such as the Duomo di Firenze by Filippo Brunelleschi. Walk into any church and your eyes feast upon beautiful […]

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28
Jun

What Alexander Hamilton Needed: The Legacy of EQ Emotional Intelligence

This coming Friday is my favorite holiday, July 4th. It is a truly remarkable moment in time when we had a group of amazing individuals, known as our founding fathers, get together and create the foundation for our wonderful nation. This is a day we should celebrate with joy as well as reverence. But I […]

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17
Jun

Get the squeeze on pressure

With the oppressing heat of the summer comes lots of perspiration. In psychological terms, pressure can also make us perspire under the heat of competition. Besides the sweat factor, pressure also makes us go to our dominant response. This is one of the oldest psychological principles-we go to our main habit under stress. I call […]

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07
May

The Michelangelo Effect in Golf

The struggle makes you mentally tough. One of the biggest problems I always encounter when working with young athletes is that the spoiled ones can’t handle the pressure. They get everything they want in life, so that they lack the mental fortitude when a difficulty occurs on the course. J.B. Holmes has had some serious […]

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26
Apr

Avoid paralysis by analysis

Matt Kuchar, the RBC Heritage champion, looks like he has a hitch in his swing. Right before he takes the club back, he picks his club off the ground and hovers it for a split second above the ball. Then he proceeds with his backswing. This maneuver is actually his trigger to kick start his […]

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