Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THOSE UNDER YOUR CHARGE

Sam Obitz / February 10th, 2011 / No Comments »

Why do some people in leadership positions seem to get so much more out of their people than others? There are a multitude of reasons why and I could not possibly cover all of them here. So I am going

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RECRUITING STARS OFTEN MISS THE BOAT ON PLAYERS’ FUTURE PERFORMANCE

Sam Obitz / February 3rd, 2011 / No Comments »

We all know that recruiting is an inexact science, but year after year fans are consumed by the need to know how many stars the players their university signed have by their name. It’s as if this is a guarantee

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JAY CUTLER IS GUILTY… OF BEING A COMPLEX HUMAN BEING

Sam Obitz / January 27th, 2011 / No Comments »

It’s been a rough week for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Not only did his season come to an abrupt end this past Sunday when he was knocked out of the NFC championship game, but his team was ultimately knocked

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HELMET STICKERS, THOUGH WELL INTENTIONED, SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE

Sam Obitz / January 20th, 2011 / No Comments »

If you have watched college or high school football games before, there’s a good chance you have noticed that many players’ helmets have extra little stickers on them. Some players – usually the quarterback’s or running backs’ – helmets are

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MICHIGAN SCORES WITH THE HIRING OF BRADY HOKE

Sam Obitz / January 13th, 2011 / No Comments »

Fans and many administrators are often enamored with big name coaches and 5-star recruits. But what’s most important is how the coach or player fits into their program. Rich Rodriguez was a big name coach but

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OHIO STATE WINS BOWL GAME, NCAA LOSES MORE INTEGRITY

Sam Obitz / January 5th, 2011 / No Comments »

Why the NCAA stands for No Credibility At All now.

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WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FAIL & HOW TO GET RESULTS

Sam Obitz / December 30th, 2010 / No Comments »

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that there is not much resolve in the people who make them. As Oscar Wilde famously said, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”

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THE PAIN OF SELF-DISCIPLINE VS.THE PAIN OF REGRET

Sam Obitz / December 23rd, 2010 / No Comments »

I have built my business on the belief that “preparation isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” You see we all have control over how we prepare and therefore that is where we need to expend our energy if we want to

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CLIPPERS OWNER IN LEADERSHIP POSITION, BUT NOT A LEADER

Sam Obitz / December 16th, 2010 / No Comments »

When you think of a leader what comes to mind? Perhaps a person who organizes a group of people to achieve a common goal, or someone who is capable of inspiring and helping others reach their dreams. I like John

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YOU HAVE TO WALK BEFORE YOU CAN RUN: THE TIGER WOODS EDITION

Sam Obitz / December 9th, 2010 / No Comments »

I recently read several articles focused on the hidden meaning behind some of Tiger Woods’ quotes, following his second place finish to Graeme McDowell in last weekend’s Chevron World Challenge. Now I will be the first to admit that you

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