Category Archives: Football and Business

Bless Your Holiday Stress, Part One

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Here it comes again –the season of giving AND receiving. You know how you’ll be “receiving” some family and friend obligations you never receive except during the two months ahead? Once you CHOOSE to receive, you now get to choose your attitude … Continue reading

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How Patient Are You? Gaining Perspective in Brazil

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Just returned from a week in Brazil!  I keynoted for over 400 Procurement Officers in Sao Paulo (spoke the beginning and ending in Portuguese, and was simultaneously translated into the headsets they wore), and then some vaycay in Rio.  Some … Continue reading

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Riveted to “Roosevelts?”–the Power of Resilience

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I’ve been riveted to “The Roosevelts”—the PBS series by Ken Burns—have you?  Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “You must do what you think you cannot do.”  After watching that episode, I awoke in the middle of the night, sat up in … Continue reading

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Women Leaders Improve Companies

Becky Hammon becomes assistant coach, San Antonio Spurs

Here we are – between NBA Finals and the kickoff to the NFL season.  For the past 3 years, in August, I’ve blogged in this space about the NFL Hall of Fame and the NFL Preseason.  I’m angry at the … Continue reading

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Masterful “Shaking It Off” at Wimbledon

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I tried to write about the World Cup, I really did.  But, like the line from that song in “Chorus Line”:  “I dug right down . . . and I tried, I tried . . . and ‘Nothing—I’m feeling nothing—‘ … Continue reading

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NBA finals: Are You an Unselfish Teammate?

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It’s the triumph of the phrase, “there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team.’”  As a Human Resources professional, it warms my cockles that the teams in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night are most known for unselfish play:  most willing to pass … Continue reading

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NFL Draft: Patience as a Spectator Sport

The greatest hiring event in sports took place last week. Millions tuned in to watch hours and hours over three days of the NFL Draft. Last Thursday night’s first round drew a total viewership of 32 million viewers — a … Continue reading

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How Quickly Do You Make Decisions?

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As a speech coach, I think of “thinking on your feet” in the verbal context:  thinking quickly and responding appropriately with words.  But—watching the NCAA Final Four and the Championships—both men’s and women’s—gave me a whole new appreciation of thinking … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your “Offense” Get Beaten by the Noise!

  Super Bowl 2014:  My man, Peyton Manning, goes down in spectacular fashion.  After breaking all-time offensive records in the regular season—touchdowns thrown (55) and yards thrown (over 5400), it didn’t matter.  He gets rattled and rolled by the best … Continue reading

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Comeback Time! Find the Fire

How cool is it that the NFL Playoffs and the College Championship and Bowl games happen for New Year’s?  Just when we are fighting our tendency to hash over last year’s regrets — the unfulfilled expectations– the thwarted intentions, here … Continue reading

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