Stop Talking About High Character, Start Doing High Character

Now the VP of Team Development at the Houston Texans, Jack Easterby—who was once labeled the Patriot’s Secret Weapon by USA Today—shared a story with me that blew me away. I asked him how he helped his players overcome the entitlement and other challenges that can so...

Why Sleeping More Will Make You A Better Coach

Some years ago, a group of researchers in Australia wanted to understand how dangerous driving a truck was while sleep deprived. So, they gathered a large group of truckers and ran two tests. For the first test, they got the truckers drunk. After each drink, they...

How to Be More Connected Than 99% of Teams After Day One

In 1997, the American Navy was facing a big problem. Less than 50% of their sailors were reenlisting after completing a tour of duty. Retraining new sailors cost the navy at least $100K, but they understood the real cost of losing sailors was not just financial; it...

The Naturalness Bias: Why Most Coaches Value Talent Over Character

Our Fascination with the Natural In the Academy Award winning film, Good Will Hunting, 20-year-old Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon) is a genius, working as a lowly janitor at MIT. He gets the attention of math professor, Gerald Lambeau, after solving one of his...