Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category

Leadership Issues – Part 2

Sam Obitz / September 17th, 2015 / No Comments »

As I stated in a previous blog entry, whether it’s management in your company or a coach of your athletic team, misconceptions and misguided attempts to lead are everywhere. Poor leadership can kill an individual’s drive and turn otherwise thriving

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Does Being a Bit of an S.O.B. Help Football Coaches Win?

Sam Obitz / August 20th, 2015 / No Comments »

I recently found myself in a conversation on this topic with a few prominent college and professional football coaches. To be clear before continuing on, I used S.O.B. in my title to keep it as clean as possible, but the

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Time to Review a Couple of Always Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / July 23rd, 2015 / No Comments »

It’s been a while since we have done any reviews, so here are two (below) for you to read or re-read: The first one is titled: Wisdom and Innovation Often Come from Unexpected Places. It focuses on how we tend

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Amy Schumer is the Hottest Girl on Television

Sam Obitz / June 25th, 2015 / No Comments »

I recently had a few interesting conversations with some good friends about celebrity crushes. I told them I rarely ever had a celebrity crush, and a couple of the ones I did have, I ended up meeting them and they

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Good Parenting Requires/Involves Great Leadership – Part 4

Sam Obitz / May 28th, 2015 / No Comments »

In my three previous entries on parenting I focused on the importance of modeling and teaching children patience and self-control, the necessity for parents to challenge their children and allow them to fail, and the importance of interacting with your

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There’s More to Effective Visualization than Meets the Eye

Sam Obitz / April 30th, 2015 / No Comments »

If you were going to bake a cake from scratch, would you try and do it without the help of a recipe? Would you try to make it using just the ingredients you already have on hand? Or would you

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When Good Ideas Go Bad

Sam Obitz / April 2nd, 2015 / No Comments »

Have you ever read or heard about a new way of doing something that appears to be a much better way of doing it? Have you ever tried to implement the new way into your life or your work and

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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning (part 6)

Sam Obitz / March 5th, 2015 / No Comments »

As I have touched on from the beginning of this series, I find it offensive whenever someone refers to an individual as talented or gifted. Doing so is dismissive of all the hard work they put into developing whatever skill

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Leadership Issues

Sam Obitz / February 5th, 2015 / No Comments »

This is a topic I could probably write about every week for the rest of the year and still have plenty of material left to share. Whether it’s management in your company or a coach of your athletic team, misconceptions

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Perception Often Does Not Reflect Reality

Sam Obitz / January 15th, 2015 / No Comments »

A few days ago the University of Oregon played The Ohio State University in the championship game of the first four-team college football playoff. Had we continued to use the previous system, called the BCS, to determine the two teams

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