Performance

Miracles made possible by simulations

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the US Airways Flight 1549 having to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River only a few moments after takeoff. There were no casualties. How did Captain Sullenberger prepare for such a feat when it had never been done before? Simulations, deliberate…

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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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Bicycle Speed Record Broken: 183.93 MPH (not a typo)

What is the Future of Performance? It is the fusion of training, technology, and teams to annihilate supposedly unbreakable records at an accelerating rate. In the case of Denise Mueller-Korenek, it came in the form of racing a bicycle across the Bonneville Salt Flats faster than the takeoff speed of…

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Training includes what you choose NOT to do

We all have the exact same number of hours in the day. How we choose to spend those hours is the difference between good, pretty damn good, and holy s*** that person is good. I always enjoy reading about the mindset and discipline of athletes. Even at the highest levels…

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Simulations: What Pilots and Surgeons Have in Common

A phrase you do not ever want to hear from a pilot entering a cockpit or a surgeon opening up your skull: “I thought I would just get in there and see what happens.” Nope. Not getting on that plane or on that table. In addition, the food is terrible…

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Unleashing the potential of team leaders

Occasionally, there will be this wonderful “aha!” moment when companies realize that investing time, training, and resources on developing higher performing managers has a compounding effect on results. After all, if by improving their skills as a team leader it affects all of those who report to them, the scalability…

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