High Performance Blog

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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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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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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Live Webcast: Becoming an Exceptional Team Leader

On August 10, 2018, we are having a very special webcast created for lawyer-managers. We know that lawyers responsible for managing other lawyers have client demands as well, so it is just from 12:00-12:15 Eastern time! At many law firms, team leaders frequently are thrust into their role due to…

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