October 8, 2012
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If you believe, you can…? (Last Olympic Lesson)

Prior to that fateful day, 6 May 1954, everyone in the sports world believed it was impossible to run a mile in under 4-minutes. And because everyone believed it, it became true. But there was one athlete who didn’t believe […]
October 5, 2012
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Have you taught your kids how to lose? (Olympic Lesson 3)

As Neil Sjoberg said in the BBC’s 60 Second Idea, “Children need to be taught that failure is frequent and normal, it is not the end of the world and we should all help this by a cultural shift in […]
October 3, 2012
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Does practise make perfect? (Olympic lesson 2)

The answer seems to be a resounding, “NO”. Many people do something for 10,000 hours (like driving a car over the course of a lifetime) but never get anywhere near expert level (Formula One). Extensive research, in a wide range […]
September 17, 2012
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What lessons did you take away from the Olympics?

I thought I’d stick with the theme of lessons for a while. Especially since I took so much away from watching – in sheer awe – as the Olympic athletes performed such amazing feats that were once thought impossible! So, […]
July 9, 2012
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Are you a cop-out, drop-out, hold-out or all-out?

I was recently reminded of one of John Maxwell’s powerful analogies. While observing leaders, he identified four different groups: 1. Cop-outs: These people set no goals and make no decisions. 2. Hold-outs: These people have beautiful dreams, but they are afraid to respond to […]