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What Rom-Coms Can Teach You About Finding A Job

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They might not be realistic for finding love, but hidden inside romantic comedies are some pretty good tips on landing a job.
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Absolutely fantastic -- as only my mentor and friend Lou Adler could find and point out.  This has some great connections to the Performance Project.

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The Performance Project

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The Performance Project” is focused on lessons for leadership and management from live performing arts, music, theatre, and dance, and from sports.

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Lessons on Mission and Purpose From the NHL Playoffs

Lessons on Mission and Purpose From the NHL Playoffs | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The National Hockey League playoffs kicked off this week, and they have me thinking about the way talent and culture is managed in hockey, and, what both employees and employers can learn from it.
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Watching playoffs in most sports is always a good example of how really top talent performs, is managed.

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Employee Engagement: Managing in the Big Leagues

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In a sure sign that Spring is finally here, another season of Major League Baseball is in full swing.
For everyone officially back to work — players, coaches, umpires, etc.
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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence -  by Daniel Goleman.

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Contains an interesting chapter on the "Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule" but it doesn't really disprove the rule -- just clarifies it.  This book contains a number of excellent messages -- despite the fact that it extremely unfocused for a book on focus.

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Hire for Bench Strength or Brace for Failure

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Baseball spring training is here, so it’s a perfect time for us to talk about the importance of an organization’s bench strength.
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I keep sports-related stories to a minimum but this is a good point.

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Some Smart Interview Takeaways From This Year’s Academy Awards

Some Smart Interview Takeaways From This Year’s Academy Awards | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The glitz, the glamour, the upsets and the tear-jerking acceptance speeches
Yes, the Academy Awards this year graced us again with Hollywood’s elite and we sure did enjoy it (even if it ran a little long).
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You Can Apply Olympic Best Practices to Your Own Workplace Team

You Can Apply Olympic Best Practices to Your Own Workplace Team | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Anyone who knows me knows I’m an “Olympaholic!” I LOVE the Olympic Games -- Summer, Winter, it makes no difference. I love them all! Beyond admiring the amazing athletic prowess, what …
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Have to make use of the sports connections with the Olympics.

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Three Decisions that Defined George Washington’s Leadership Legacy

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A cynic might conclude that George Washington, the first president of the United States, owes his legacy to his towering physical stature and other superficial characteristics.
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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.


Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices—mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness—excel while others do not.

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How To Job Search Like An Olympian

How To Job Search Like An Olympian | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Job seekers can definitely benefit from taking an “Olympian-inspired” approach to their searches. So, how can you job search like an Olympian? Here's how.
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Quality insights from the perspective of "peak performance."

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3 Practices CEOs Should Adopt from this Rock Star

3 Practices CEOs Should Adopt from this Rock Star | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Like all great groups, leadership makes the difference.
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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn plays to his strengths

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It’s bowl season, and that means everyone in college football land is talking about the coaching skills of a man in Alabama. This time, however, it’s not the disciplined style of Alabama’s Nick Saban, but the madcap approach of Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.
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Keep 'em up! Leadership lessons from boxing

Keep 'em up! Leadership lessons from boxing | Performance Project | Scoop.it
As any boxing fan will tell you, there's a whole universe inside that ring. And as Inc will tell you, there's a lot you can learn about leadership from the boxing ring. For example: Build Muscle Me...
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Personally not a fan of boxing but the connections here are pretty good -- and different.

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Getting Your Dream Job: What You Can Learn From Harry Potter

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Imagine your life as a montage in a movie. You flow through a series of clips starting in college – where you’re studying hard, connecting with new people, and growing up. You graduate, and get your first “real” job. It’s everything you wanted and...
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Music Helps Kids Read

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Making music improves auditory precision and attentiveness
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"Over and over and over til we got it right."

"Why" from "Tick, Tick, Boom!"  Thanks to Michael Ingersoll, (Under the Streetlamp, Jersey Boys) for giving me:  "Over and over and over til we got it right."  Message to leaders and managers:  PRACTICE!

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Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today

Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” — William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet Let’s face it: business life won’t be getting any easier or slower or less complicated (unless human nature and civilization undergo...
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A worthy connection because of the Shakespeare reference.

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The science behind peak human performance

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Why HR departments should take a cue from extreme adventure sports to help employees become more productive.
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The Outsized Benefits of Simply Introducing Yourself

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Beyond "My Name Is"The Smartest Thing Jimmy Fallon Did on His First Tonight ShowTimeWhile I'm not usually a fan of "leadership lessons you can learn from [insert pretty much anything here, including pets and inanimate objects]," this well-written...
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When It Comes to Workplace Success, It’s Usually Substance Over Style

When It Comes to Workplace Success, It’s Usually Substance Over Style | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.” – Wynton Marsalis, American jazz trumpeter
Some people believe that how something looks, or the way you do something, matters more than the substance of that object or action.
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I like the source of this opening advice...

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Lessons From the Sochi Olympics in Overcoming Workplace Challenges

Lessons From the Sochi Olympics in Overcoming Workplace Challenges | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Despite being the most expensive Olympics in history, several buildings and arenas hosting  the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia were structurally incomplete less than 72 hours before the Opening Ceremonies.
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Embrace the Stage Fright

Nervous before a big interview? Or a major exam or speech? Well, whatever you do, don’t calm down. Because new research finds that people who try to relax away their performance anxiety...
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Trust Your Team to Use Their Talent

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Adrian Moorhouse, managing director of Lane4, shares the leadership lessons he learned as an Olympic athlete.
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Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes

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Automattic employs 225 people. We’re located all over the world, in 190 different cities. We have a headquarters in San Francisco and it operates similar to a co-working space.
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Angus Clark And Song Division Rock The Business World

Angus Clark And Song Division Rock The Business World | Performance Project | Scoop.it
He's jammed with members of the Eagles Bad Company and Yes. Now the guitarist wants to bring sweet team-building music to your company.
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4 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

4 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be the most famous reindeer of all, but not too many people know the reasons behind his enormous success. Rudolph's experience offers a number of lessons for lead...
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