Author: John

The Grateful Athlete …

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How a Simple Emotion Can Elevate High Performance   By John Haime   What are you grateful for?   That might seem like a strange question to ask a high performing athlete, but the emotion of gratitude can help take your performance to the next level.   Let me explain …   Research has linked...

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Beyond the Game – What’s Next?

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What the heck do I do now?   A normal question athletes ask themselves when the applause stops and the lights go out.   Watching the extreme example of Chris Nilan of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens in the show “Gladiators” recently on TV, and working in the field with...

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Do Values have Value for You or Your Organization?

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Values, Values, Values.   When you start talking about values, eyes glaze over and attention turns to smart phones and checking messages.   Values aren't sexy. The "new" leadership buzzwords and fresh new concepts get the attention, headlines and blog posts. Fundamentals and foundation just aren't real attention grabbers.   The...

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Everyone’s a Coach

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At some point you will be a coach, whether you know it or not!   If you’re a parent or have anything to do with kids, this blog post applies to you.   I sit many days and watch elite athletes perform. In all cases, the coach is a...

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Squirrel!

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Playing professional golf for a number of years, I know the concept of “Squirrel!” – distractions left and right pulling me away from what was fundamentally important. Everyone seemed to have a theory in golf – and if you have a look at the number...

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Identity – Why is it Important for Athletes?

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Identity – the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others   The greatest athletes in every sport are original. They each have a very specific identity they bring to their sports.   Think about the current, dominant athletes – and how they bring...

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