Mike Twomey

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How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

You are holding your weekly team leadership meeting. You are discussing with your direct reports how to handle the project delays that have caused the team to miss its quarterly numbers. You know that Ted — one of your direct reports — contributed to missing the numbers by missing two key …

“Just How Old Are You?”

<i>How old are you?</i><p>I get asked that question all the time. In meetings, on conference calls, while pitching a new client. The answer really shouldn’t matter. I find myself wondering whether male entrepreneurs get asked the same question, and why the person asking me doesn’t consider it rude.<p>Age is …

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver …

Tiger and Arnie fight off thugs in new commercial

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p>Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer have combined for 21 majors in their illustrious careers. Apparently, the two of them make quite a tag team in a brawl as well.<p>In a new commercial for Woods' video game, EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14, Woods and Palmer are confronted by a gang looking …

Tiger, fraternization and what it portends for Augusta

<b>By John Strege</b><p><i>Photo: David Cannon</i><p>There was a time that an athlete detested his opponent, competitive nature trumping friendship. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird might have been friends in the off season, but...<p>"He was always smiling," Bird said once. "And as I told Magic, my goal my whole career was …

Woods And The Will To Excel

Tiger Woods bites his putter after a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill.<p>It's been said many times and many ways in the last three years -- Tiger Woods will never be the player he was. The harshest adherents to such thinking believed he …

A Mickelson shot you won't want to try

<b>By John Strege</b><p>How good is Phil Mickelson with a lob wedge? Good enough to execute this shot without executing Roger Cleveland, chief of golf club design for Callaway Golf:<p>A young Tiger Woods used to conduct clinics with his father Earl at which he would hit similar shots over Earl's head, though …

Your Move

Tiger Woods has reclaimed the game's No. 1 ranking. Will Rory McIlroy -- or anyone else -- fight back?<p>Rory McIlroy hasn't carried over the success he had late in 2012 into this season.<p>OK, Rory McIlroy, to borrow an expression from your girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki's sport, the ball is in your …

Bye Bye Blades: Game improvement irons

<b>By E. Mike Stachura</b><p><i>Then and now: Callaway's 2003 Big Bertha irons and TaylorMade's 2013 RocketBladez.</i><p>Golfers' shift away from the muscle-back blade irons -- once the only kind of irons you could buy -- is almost complete, according to the most recent numbers from Golf Datatech.<p>A Golf Digest review …

Gear On Tour: Shell Houston Open

Game Golf will track statistical data for you

<b>By John Strege</b><p>Statistical data conceivably could help anyone improve their golf, but taking the time and trouble to gather it is problematic. Until now.<p>A software engineer from Ireland, John McGuire, CEO of Active Mind Technology, has developed a system by which the data is collected for you.<p>Game …

The not-so-many faces of Jason Dufner

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p><i>Editor's note: As it turned out, this photo of Jason Dufner in a classroom on March 28, 2013, started the #Dufnering craze. Here's how we reacted that day to the image which led to golf's biggest viral sensation of 2013.</i><p>A somewhat unfortunate picture of a sad-looking Jason Dufner …

Fitness Friday: Sync Your Swing

<b>By Ron Kaspriske</b><p>To swing a club effectively, you need sufficient strength to stabilize your body, decent flexibility to improve your range of motion, and good coordination to wind and unwind in the correct sequence. This dynamic medicine-ball workout will help give you all three traits, says Trevor …

Tiger's Back: Nike's new TW Collection

__By Marty Hackel __<p><i>Two views: TW Graphic (left) and TW Stripe.</i><p>Nike's new Tiger Woods collection shirts ($80 to $100) are technically complex, but the goal is simple: allow for movement. Sometimes with a traditionally cut shirt, you feel parts of the material when you swing. These have a continuous …

D.A. gets points for his manners and his mother

<b>By John Strege</b><p>It is our loss, perhaps, for the more one sees of Points, the more likely they would be to root for him.<p>"Thank you for staying," he said to the crowd only seconds after holing a 13-foot par-saving putt to win the Shell Houston Open Sunday evening, following a two-hour weather delay. …