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In sports, we often talk about home field advantage. Of course, players prefer to sleep in their own beds and to play in front of their own fans. And playing at home really does confer an advantage as far as who wins. But what does this...

For Your Business In both college football and the NFL, young players often start out on special teams before going on to positions like running back, wide receiver, or safety. It’s not that special teams are unimportant—they can and do decide games—but since these positions carry...

Watch a football game closely. When a team scores a long touchdown, watch the secondary’s reaction. If you watch closely enough, sometimes you will see him point fingers immediately or do something else that clearly singles out another player—a teammate! Watch a quarterback throw the ball...

We all have them—New Year’s resolutions. We tell ourselves we’ll go to the gym, wake up early, eat better, or whatever else. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very good thing. And if the first day of a new year makes it...

And you should too   Cal Ripken, Jr., the Hall of Fame Third Baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, is known for his hitting, fielding, and his nickname, Iron Man (due to his consecutive game streak of 2,632 games, beating Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 games). He is...

You win some and you lose some, we all know that. But sometimes a loss feels different. Worse. While watching an Ohio State Buckeyes game recently, the announcer talked about an interview he did with the Buckeyes coach, Urban Meyer, in which Meyer opened up about...

Nobody likes a big talker in basketball. Maybe they actually live their talk and play well—maybe they’re just big words. But either way, the bragging and self-praise grate on people’s nerves and drain the energy of fans and teammates alike. The best players let their skills...

and how it impacts your business Watch an NFL game. You won’t see a collection of individual players each hoping to score a touchdown—instead, each teammate has his own role. All of them share a common objective and they all win or lose together. When a...

You can imagine my excitement when the entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk used a sports metaphor in his book, “#AskGaryVee." It’s on page 7. He said be a good halftime coach: make adjustments. Oh, that was music to my ears. It’s good advice, too. You can ask Scott, in my office,...

And what you can learn about blocking out the noise for your business   As I was working out one morning, I caught a segment of Good Morning Football. In this clip, Peter Schrager talks about how the Buffalo Bills were able to block out the noise and...