deliberate practice

Ask Drew Brees: train properly, and age becomes an asset, not a liability

After three seasons of a 7-9 losing record, the New Orleans Saints are heading to the 2018-19 NFC Conference Championship. It has been nine long years since quarterback Drew Brees led the Saints to their only championship while earning himself an Most Valuable Player honor in the process. This means…

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The Spacing Effect in Training and Learning

One of the most researched, and validated, concepts in training and learning is the Spacing Effect. In short, you learn and retain more when you try to master a subject over time with deliberate practice and periodic reinforcement versus “cramming”. This seems like common sense for some people, but take…

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What we can learn from discipline of the athlete

What can you learn from a professional obstacle course runner? A whole lot about discipline, grit, pressure, and taking yourself to a level you never thought you could achieve. Listen to this 4-minute video by Faye Stenning who was profiled by Inc magazine. Here at HighPer Teams, we believe everyone’s best…

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Being a Blue Angel requires visualization. Every time.

Since 1946, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels has been the premier military flight demonstration squadron. They resist being called an aerobatic team because they are not out there doing tricks. They showcase maneuvers and capability that every fighter pilot is capable of demonstrating. I have attended at least 100 of…

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