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Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?

The surgeon, Atul Gawande, writes about the paradigm shift in sports. What was once a humble, no frills approach to training and play has become a world in which every athlete has a coach to reach optimal performance. What will it take to shave off that last two-hundredths of a second? And where do coaches fit in helping everyone reach their potential if, as a society, we’re routinely expecting “ordinary people to take responsibility for doing extraordinary things?” Continue reading

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2011 Spring Trends for Leaders: Polka Dots = Power Spots

Dr. Salacia contends leaders can be 23% more effective if they just stop spending so much time getting feedback on things that don’t really matter. “Forget about competency models,” says Dr. Salacia. “This season’s leader is all about polka-dots (power spots) and long jackets!” Continue reading

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