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  • Smith Leadership Apr 28, 2016 | 09:00 am

    I was working with a group of high school athletes, teaching them the competitive advantage of emotional intelligence. They were learning that if you know what triggers your emotions, that awareness may help you keep from being emotionally hijacked. In the middle of the explanation, a player held up his hand. He wanted help. A … Continue reading Practice the REALLY Hard Stuff

  • Smith Leadership Apr 12, 2016 | 09:00 am

    Have you ever been asked if you have passion for your sport or your work – and when you look inside it felt a little parched? No love to be found – just the feeling that it’s hard. It’s OK. It happens. It’s human. When you are heads down, working diligently on a long-term goal, … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Love It

  • Smith Leadership Mar 25, 2016 | 09:00 am

    In between the answers YES and NO we can find the place of NOT YET – but only if we are wise enough to look.   If you are like me, you typically think of YES and NO as absolute.  It either is or it’s not…there’s not a lot of wiggle room. But what if there were more … Continue reading In Between Yes and No

  • Smith Leadership Jan 12, 2016 | 09:00 am

    One of the great myths in coaching/leadership is that being wrong is a sign of weakness.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  The challenge is, in a world where competition is so powerful, it’s almost natural to see things strictly through the lenses of win or lose; strength or weakness.  If that were the … Continue reading You Can Be Wrong – It Doesn’t Hurt

  • Smith Leadership Jan 5, 2016 | 09:00 am

    I am sitting in my office saddened by the behavior of young athletes during this bowl season. The latest casualty of “stupid college student behavior” is a young man who had a bright future in professional sports. Perhaps he still does, but he has tarnished his reputation and could have cost his team a bowl … Continue reading Control When It Counts

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