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About Last Night...

“I wish it wouldn’t have happened in some ways. Now I say, ‘Well, it bought us a ticket here. So be it.’” Tony Bennett | Head coach, UVA men’s basketball team (on last year…
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1 Way to End a Meeting

There’s a psychological concept called The Peak-End Rule. Daniel Kahneman and Barbara Fredrickson are the best-known people behind the idea. Bottom line: We tend to judge our experience…
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Better Thinking

What you expect to happen … what you believe in your mind … can have a big impact on what actually does happen. If you’re going to try to make something good happen … if you make the decision…
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Inspiration from March Madness

Inspiration from March Madness

Six games. 289 missed shots. 73 turnovers. 106 personal fouls. 22 missed free throws. And they went undefeated. 6-0. Those are last year's tournament stats for the men’s college basketball…
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Distraction Fast

Distraction Fast

I’m embarrassed. A few weeks ago, I realized how distracted I’d become … in my work, with people, in my mind. So, I decided to go on a fast from distraction and reboot my commitment to staying mo…
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Shiddy Work

I asked my sons to caption this picture from our bathroom. (Tough sometimes to have a dad who does what I do.) “Lazy,” said one. “Selfish,” said the other.…
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Close Talker

Have Sam in to talk with your group. (don’t worry … he’ll keep his distance)If having a keynote speaker isn't an option, consider adding a little inspiring something to your meeting. Our drin…
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3-Minute Lesson on Objectivity

3-Minute Lesson on Objectivity

Last weekend, 21-year-old Naomi Osaka became the world’s No. 1 women’s singles tennis player after winning her second consecutive Grand Slam title (U.S Open last fall, Australian Open last wee…
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