Performance

Inspiring Excellence

There’s a strange dynamic that happens when you get good at something. The first thing that happens is you get praise. Then, after the praise, you get assigned the same work, over and over. You are, after all, the expert. Or at least the best qualified. And then, finally, you get bored and frustrated. Nothing …

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Predicting individual success (thoughts after the NFL scouting combine)

I’m only kind of a football fan. Mostly that’s because my football team left town (San Diego Chargers) after regularly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the fourth quarter. But the recent NFL scouting combine was fun to watch and for me thinking about predicting success. I’ve written and spoken about the research …

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Don’t let your next project make these Olympic-sized mistakes

Yesterday I was reading this Vox article, Why (almost) no one wants to host the Olympics anymore. Here are some interesting insights: Since 1960, no Olympics have come under budget. Almost half of them went over budget by 100%. Most of the Olympic facilities created are too big for regular use after the games. Does …

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