Be Hard On Yourself

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Imagine you’re in the locker room of the L.A. Lakers the day after a loss to the Denver Nuggets. The team is reviewing the game tape, trying to answer the question: Why did we lose?They reach the end of the footage and each player takes a turn assessing his own performance.NBA super... Read More

What High-Performance Teams Expect from Each Other

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Accountability within a team is crucial for reaching optimal performance. But accountability poorly defined can do more harm than good. Effective accountability has two parts: clear, reasonable expectations and constructive consequences. Too often teams have a vague or confused idea of what is fa... Read More

Mental Toughness with Strategic Work

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In business, as in life, we often feel trapped in the tension between the “urgent” and the “important.” We might consider the former to be tasks of survival — if we don’t do them, everything will fall apart. The latter are more connected to our ideals and strategic goals — to build the thing we w... Read More

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