Let’s face it, a lot of cross-training just doesn’t stick. Despite your best efforts to provide an employee with adequate training, they just can’t seem to grasp what they need to do and when. People wind back up in the same class time after time, but forward progress is agonizingly slow. Before we go any … Continue reading Make Sure Cross-Training Sticks
Try a Little Exercise at Work
Long ago, elite athletes determined that by augmenting their normal training regimen with activities pulled from other sports, they could improve performance in their own. Focusing on a limited set of movements and skills left them vulnerable to injury when something unexpected came along. By spending a portion of their workouts engaged in other sports, … Continue reading Try a Little Exercise at Work
The Keys to Peak Performance
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi If you’ve never been a professional basketball fan, now is a good time to tune in. The Cleveland Cavaliers are locked in a tough battle with the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championship. The first two games went into overtime, a first … Continue reading The Keys to Peak Performance
The Music of Mastery
My son Alex and I recently started taking guitar lessons. We’ve made attempts at it in the past; but online videos, DVDs, and instruction manuals just didn’t do the trick. We’ve only had two or three lessons to this point and we’re both excited about our progress. Even though we’re just at the beginning of this … Continue reading The Music of Mastery
Try It Before You … Sell It
Many products today come with a “Try it before you buy it” clause. That is, you can try the item (typically software) for a period of time without paying before you decide if it offers enough value to for you to make a purchase. It’s a great way to assure customers that their money won’t … Continue reading Try It Before You … Sell It
In Appreciation of the Humble Checklist
There I was. Out of town. In a hotel. And about to step into the shower. That’s when I realized there was no soap. It was the morning of an important meeting. Having stayed up late with an upset stomach, I’d hit the snooze button one or two times too many. There was no time … Continue reading In Appreciation of the Humble Checklist
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Remember the movie "Ghostbusters?" What about the theme song, written by Ray Parker, Jr.? Well believe it or not, the movie is 30 years old - I've had the song stuck in my head for a few days thanks to an unfortunate accident. I was towing a smoker to a group camp out. Approximately 15 … Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?
I recently read that 80% of U.S. adults do not meet federal recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercise. In other words, they're out of shape. Sadly, I'm one of them. Now, before you get the wrong idea; I'm not a total couch potato. I spend a lot of time outdoors through my involvement with … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders
Flip or Flop?
Richard had two bad feet, a bad back, and a dream of being a star track & field athlete. His chosen sport was the high-jump; but he struggled to clear the minimum distance - five feet- required to make the high school track team. No amount of coaching or practice seemed to help. The proven … Continue reading Flip or Flop?
A Rare Southwest Service Failure
When my Southwest flight out of Lubbock was canceled this afternoon, I was disappointed, but not surprised. A late winter storm had dropped a few inches of snow and ice over the south plains, causing school cancelations and numerous delays. The entire airport was shut down yesterday along with the stretch of interstate between Lubbock … Continue reading A Rare Southwest Service Failure