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The Effect of Expectations

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Noted psychologist Frankl wrote of how individuals who had some expectation to serve after the war survived the concentration camps much better. Frankl’s own example of his own desire to teach graduate courses in psychology and to capture the human response to the horror of the concentration camps is a living example of how man can mentally overcome anything. Here is a short video that shows a modern example of how ...

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Coach Yow, a special person. Bless her.

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It is my practice never to post the same content twice and to keep my posts rather short, but today it is fitting to break both those protocols in honor of a person who with just a small number others pioneered the game of college women basketball. It is with much sadness that I share that Coach Yow died today after an extended battle with cancer and I know there ...

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Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher speaks at NC State’s December 2008 Graduation

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Perspective… nice story.. good talk!

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James E. O. Hankins II Speaks to Fellow NC State University 2008 Graduates

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Nice speech to the NC State class of 2008 by James E. O. Hankins II.

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Coach Bill Cowher on Success

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“Success doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s not just measured by what you do,” he said. “So many times, it’s not about how many times you fall down, but more about how many times you get back up that is a true measure of who you are.”

“Success is about finding that thing you’re good at and can be very passionate about,” he said. “Chase a dream, and enjoy the process along the way.”

-Bill Cowher – CBS Sports analyst, Former Head Coach ...

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Generation X & Y Myths

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While there are generational differences in workers today, I find too many people claiming way more differences that there really are. Jennifer Deal has an excellent book out “Retiring the Generational GAP” that deals with many of the myths. Here are some of the core principles she shares:

  1. All Generations have similiar values: They just express them differently!
  2. Everyone wants Respect: They define it based on the context.
  3. Trust Matters to everyone!
  4. People want (expect) leaders who are credible and trustworthy (See ...
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Those of you who have sat though one of my presentation on Social Networking where I also discuss the Art of Persuasion.. might remember me using Jimmy V’s great ESPY talk to demonstrate the art of the motivating others toward a goal. Well.. It is Jimmy V week! Here is a nice reflection page on Jimmy V! And if the thought of saving lives through more cancer research moves you, make a donation!

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Mahalo!

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One of the most important obligations of leadership is to recognize that others are a part of your own success! In the USA today, we are celebrating a holiday that represents the importance of coming together with those who are important to you and saying thanks for the many blessings of life. Mahalo my friends and colleagues. I hope you can reflect on the past year as I have and realize how many of my friends and colleagues have ...

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The High Price of Ownership

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Interesting video on the psychology of basketball ticket ownership.

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