High Performance Blog

Teams Allow You to Focus on Your Strengths

Here is a quick thought before you head out for the Memorial Day weekend. When you come back to work next week, what will you focus on? Maintaining the status quo Obsessing over correcting your weaknesses Focusing on your strengths When elite organizations like NASA, professional sports teams, and the…

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Lessons for teams from the Naval Academy

This is a final follow up on the Herndon Monument challenge for the plebes at the US Naval Academy. Here is a 2 minute time lapse of the over 2 hour ordeal. Lots of lessons on teams here. 1. Team work and trust begins before the challenge. These plebes have…

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The Futility of the Networking Circuit

If you need more business, you need to expand your network. If you need a bigger network, you need to go to networking events. Business executives, lawyers, and sales professionals have been told this since Moses created the first after work event to discuss some fancy new information he was…

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Climbing a greased monument takes a team

I don’t care how good you are. You are not good enough to put a naval officer’s hat on top of a greased, stone monument on your own. You can’t jump that high. You are not that strong. You are not that determined. But, you can do so easily (sort…

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Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

Many of us like to think we have a growth mindset. It is rare for someone to openly admit that they are closed to new ideas, rely on their natural gifts instead of stretching themselves, and are subject to forces beyond their control. However, very few of us have a…

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The Science of High Performance

How can bumblebees fly? How does a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier float? How can some people perform at such a high level? Just because we do not understand why something happens doesn’t mean there isn’t a scientific reason for it. It may be easy to say some things are based…

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