High Performance Blog

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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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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Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru Simulation

Well, after many years of holding back, I finally managed to use a geeky sci-fi reference as a management and coaching lesson. Be prepared for one from Battlestar Galactica (the new one!) shortly now that I have broken the seal. Here is the general premise: in the imaginary Star Trek…

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Make Your Next Presentation Out-Fraking-Standing

I have done a presentation or two over the past few years. Actually, I have done over 1000 to audiences on five continents. While you do need to be careful of local customs and culture in your talks, one principle is universal in any industry, country, or venue. Being boring…

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