High Performance Blog

Gartner: Martech spending now exceeds staff costs

When we speak about the Future of Performance, we describe it as the fusion of training, technology, and teams. Each component is dependent on each other. All three together have an exponential effect on results. In the good old days (less than 5 years ago), a marketing leader could pick…

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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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A Team Always in Perfect Agreement is Perfectly Useless

I spend most of my time helping leaders build high performing teams, and the process of doing some discovery with a new inquiry sometimes leads to interesting revelations. Some of my prospects frankly see no need for our assistance because their teams “are working very well”. This is by far…

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