Al Smith

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Creating Culture

An Imperfect Recipe<p>No one gave me a recipe for how to create company culture. I wish I had had one. I have been lucky to piece together the wisdom of …

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

W. Edwards Deming, American management visionary, understood that systemic factors account for most organizational problems, and changing these has …

Ten years on - where's coaching at? » Newsletters » Sport New Zealand

Athlete- or participant-centred coaching is the heart of the New Zealand Coaching Strategy. One of the long-time advocates for this approach is …

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

Why Being Different From Everyone Else Can Fuel Your Creativity

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> Sometimes we get down on ourselves if we feel like we’re different than others or feel rejected. <b><br>The Science:</b> …

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week …

What predicts NBA success?

<i>"To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High in Wilmington,</i> …

Toward a Science of the Imagination

“When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning,” reflected writer and Nobel laureate Albert Camus. But what <i>is</i> the imagination? Is …

Play

Thomas Hunt, for example, another designated "extreme learner," dropped out of high school when he was 14 to work on cancer research. Always …

New Study Destroys Malcolm Gladwell's Famous '10,000 Hour Rule'

The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell — may not be much of a rule at all.<p>The principle holds that 10,000 …

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for a 33% increase in the number of science, technology, engineering, and …

Pedagogy

Vying for the Prize

Like it or not, competition is a fact of life, the driving force behind evolution, and an intrinsic part of the human experience. Any time two or …

Belgium’s blueprint that gave birth to a golden generation

Not everything that Michel Sablon writes down goes to plan. At Italia 90, Sablon was part of Belgium’s coaching staff, and a couple of minutes before the end of extra time in their last-16 match against England, he compiled a list of the penalty-takers. He had just finished scribbling the names …

Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity?

By Elisheva Schwartz | May 28, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success. From the sleepless …

Creativity

May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …

UK Coaching - Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation

Here's How it Works: We'll Come to You<p>If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.<p>Tell us your preferred date and time and we will …

INTERVIEW WITH MARK UPTON – Coaching and Performance Development Consultant

Next up in FOOTBLOGBALL essential interviews series<p>Mark Upton is an experienced coaching scientist based in Adelaide Australia. Mark works with …

Genes, Training, and other Constraints on Individual Performance

Informative articles in the current and previous issues of Sportscience address the relative importance of innate (genetic) and environmental …

Interview with Professor Keith Davids

I am very proud to present the email interview I had with Professor Keith Davids, the leading researcher in the motor control and learning field, …

Talent on the Sidelines: The Widening Gap in Excellence

An alarming report on the current state of excellence in the United States has been released recently.<p>The conclusion of the report “Talent on the …

What will sports look like in the future?

If you’ve ever seen grainy old sports footage—for example, a boxing match from the late 1800s, a Princeton/Yale game from 1903, or Babe Ruth’s famous …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health

You are lying down with your head in a noisy and tightfitting fMRI brain scanner, which is unnerving in itself. You agreed to take part in this experiment, and at first the psychologists in charge seemed nice.<p>They set you some rather confusing maths problems to solve against the clock, and you are …