Tammy Parlour

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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

How 1% Performance Improvements Led to Olympic Gold

When Sir Dave Brailsford became head of British Cycling in 2002, the team had almost no record of success: British cycling had only won a single gold medal in its 76-year history. That quickly changed under Sir Dave’s leadership. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his squad won seven out of 10 gold …

Why I’d Spend a Lot More Time Practicing Scales If I Could Do It All Over Again

By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. | Apr 09, 2015<p>Synopsis<p>Scales, etudes, and the fundamental skills of any craft don't show up on highlight reels, or make us …

The Marshmallow Test for Grownups

Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged four to six, were placed in a room furnished only with a table and chair. A single treat, …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Discussing the Origins of Extraordinary Athletic Performance with David Epstein

By Scott Barry Kaufman | Dec 29, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Bestselling author David Epstein discusses research on the complex interplay of nature and nurture in …

How Coaches Prescribe Workouts for Athletes

Have you ever been in the middle of a set of intervals, working your butt off, and wondered, “Why am I doing this?” Beyond the bigger metaphysical …

RT @petef08: The difference in a mind set http://t.co/VGBrgOiHSD

The 8 Myths About Emotions That Are Holding Us Back

As a society, we don’t talk much about emotions. Conversations tend to focus more on what we’re doing or what we’re thinking. In fact, most people find it easier to start sentences with, “I think…” instead of “I feel…” simply because it feels less awkward.<p>Most of us are never educated about …

Is Adversity the Key to Athletic Success Men's Fitness

Want to win an Olympic gold medal? You are going to have to fail at some point, according to a new study called “What doesn’t kill me… …

The Perfection Trap: Why Everything You Learned About Success May Be Wrong

Our education system and society at large reward the idea of striving for perfection: getting an “A” on an exam, flawlessly executing a project, looking like the super fit people on the cover of most magazines; and yet, in the world of entrepreneurship, perfection is more of a liability than an …

Why sports psychologists couldn't save Brazil's World Cup hopes

Before Germany buried Brazil in their semi-final, Brazilian captain Thiago Silva was confident his team would hold up under pressure because they had top sports psychologist Regina Brandão helping them relax. Brandão has a degree in sports psychology, as well as a PhD in sports science, from …

Building an Elite Cyclist

Rewiring Your Emotions

Google changes the brain. Playing computer games changes the brain. Conversing in a compassionate way changes the brain.<p>If you half expect this …

The Brain

The Power of Repetition

<i>By Tom Peterson</i><p><b>Repetition can be powerful</b> in three ways. First, as we repeat something, like a sports move or a piano piece, we move toward mastering …

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with? Leaders increasingly need to model traits that reflect the values and culture of the …

Can Repetitive Exercises Actually Feed the Creative Process?

But what if the right drill -- without the kill -- actually <i>encourages</i> creativity?<p><i>Teach Like a Champion</i> author Doug Lemov proposes this very idea in …

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

By Carolyn Gregoire | May 31, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Here's what recent findings in neuroscience and neurobiology can teach us about compassion.<p>Mounting …

Ten athletes' biggest distractions to training

<b>Whether it's too little time, not enough energy, or the cost, we can be masters at finding excuses not to exercise. So how do our elite sports stars stay motivated?</b><p>A recent event, organised by the charity Winning Scotland Foundation, brought more than 40 athletes together, including Sir Chris …

Mountain Biking

Are You Mentally Tough?

By Scott Barry Kaufman | May 23, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>People who are mentally tough have a psychological edge that enables them to cope better than their …