On Sunday, Angelique Kerber won her first US Open Title and earned her first-ever #1 world tennis ranking. At 28, she’s the oldest woman to ever achieve the… Read More

What would you have done if you’d gotten the call?

Last week, Gwen Jorgensen won her first Olympic Gold medal in the women’s triathlon. In 2009, she was a 23-year old tax accountant for a Big 6 accounting… Read More


Legalized mind control that keeps you watching the Olympics

For 10, 15, and 20 years, elite athletes have been preparing to win Gold in Rio. But for much longer, TV network executives have been preparing in a… Read More


Why watching the Olympics will make you better at work – and everywhere.

The Olympic Games kick off this week. Be selfish. Watch them. You will be better for it. Do you know why? Catch the Champion virus. While people are… Read More

champion mindset

This popular business fable will kill your success…accidentally.

A good parable helps you retain a valuable lesson for a lifetime. But what if a parable that leaders love to tell is missing the point? Oops. The… Read More

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Was their freedom sweeter because it was new?

On Sunday, January 16, 2000 in Santiago, Chile, I learned a lesson about freedom no textbook could ever teach. Mostly, I learned about my own ignorance. I sat… Read More

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Do you have the guts to expose yourself like she does? It gets rewarded.

Are you owning your stage? On Monday night, we saw a fantastic cabaret show. The star was Jane Lynch. But truthfully, we were mostly there to see my… Read More

Kate Flannery leadership stage

The painful mistake that changed me. Would your team members do this?

In 1996, 30 days after launching my consulting and coaching firm, I nervously walked into my first-ever consulting gig ready to change the world. I was also eager… Read More

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A Band Director schools us in how to build a talent hotbed

What’s it take to build a dynasty? A good friend, Sarah or “Ms. Reck” to her students, directed her final band concert last Thursday after 32 years of… Read More

talent hotbeds

How resilient would YOU have been?

I just watched a 30-second video clip of a most bizarre ending to a high school softball game. These 30 seconds provide a fantastic hyper-speed-tutorial in resilience that… Read More