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12:52 pm

Why Students and Young Adults NEED Mental Training To Thrive in Today's World

We are not setting up our future leaders to see and experience properly.

We train our children and young adults to become proficient at a lot of things, hopefully some of them are engaging to them. We give them training to become better athletes. We put them in tutoring to do better on their college entrance exam. Each one of their classes tries to get them to a certain standard of knowledge to pass tests. When they get into the workplace, we teach them how to do specific tasks and handle a narrow set of projects.

Technical, tactical ability in these areas is NOT really where it's at, however. Read More


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1:42 pm

Could Kobe Bryant's Last Season be Considered 'Successful'?

Kobe Bryant completed his 20th season in the NBA last night in spectacular fashion. His 60 points, including 17 in a row in the 4th quarter, were the most scored by a player in his final game.

Has Kobe's final season been a 'success'? Given what I consider the best definition of success in sportsKobe Bryant and in leadership, the answer is definitely YES. Read More


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10:53 pm

Business IS Personal. Don't Forget That.

Today, we had our monthly Afila Group meeting. There was great discussion surrounding various strategic issues. However, I think the most poignant moment of the morning was a conversation I had with our host for the day.Read More


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11:40 am

Why do we Adults need to Close Life Chapters

My youngest son finished his youth traveling basketball experience yesterday with a loss. He will be moving to the high school ranks next year and it's possible he won't be playing with the boys he's been playing with for upwards of 5 years.

However, my son didn't exhibit any semblance of remorseful feelings and was surprised that I was sad.

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