Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Leadership is More Than Saying the Right Things

Sam Obitz / December 5th, 2013 / No Comments »

Whether they are a coach, the head of an organization or a CEO, almost all leaders start out by sharing their objectives with those under their charge. This is a very important part of the process of establishing what is

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Well Intentioned Parents Often Stunt their Child’s Performance

Sam Obitz / November 14th, 2013 / No Comments »

Let me start by asking six simple questions: 1) How many parents think their child is getting too much playing time for their team? 2) How many parents think their child is getting too little playing time for their team?

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The Importance of Your Mindset

Sam Obitz / October 24th, 2013 / No Comments »

As any of my clients will tell you, I am not so much interested in what happens to them on any given day, but I am obsessed with how they react to whatever happens. Your mindset plays the key role

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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning (part 5)

Sam Obitz / October 3rd, 2013 / No Comments »

I am going to go in a slightly different direction than my previous entries on the subject in this edition. I want to talk about environmental factors, as they relate to talent/intelligence vs. the belief in the heritability of those

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Time to Review a Couple of Always Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / September 12th, 2013 / No Comments »

It’s been a while since we have done any reviews, so here are two for you to read or re-read: The first one is titled: Walking Your Talk, and focuses on the importance of matching your words with appropriate and

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Chip Kelly is a Moving Target

Sam Obitz / August 22nd, 2013 / No Comments »

It seems like every day over the past month, I wake up to another article on either, what makes new Philadelphia Eagles football coach Chip Kelly tick, or why the various facets (read-option, pace of plays, no-huddle, etc.) of the

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It’s the Culture, Stupid

Sam Obitz / August 1st, 2013 / No Comments »

Most people have heard of the acronym KISS which stands for Keep It Simple Stupid. That is what inspired my title for today’s article. Although my title does not translate into a catchy acronym, it does capture the essence of

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Why Wanting to Make a Lot of Money is a Counterproductive Goal

Sam Obitz / July 4th, 2013 / No Comments »

I find it troubling that a large percentage of the people I meet list making a lot of money as one of their top, if not number one goal. I would not be surprised if a large percentage of the

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Gordon Gee Might Still Have His Job if He Consumed More Sugar

Sam Obitz / June 13th, 2013 / No Comments »

We all think that we have complete control over both our decision making and over what comes out of our mouths. Consequently, we are all mistaken, as our brains are affected by a lot more than just our conscious control

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Good Parenting Involves Great Leadership – Part 2

Sam Obitz / May 23rd, 2013 / No Comments »

In my previous entry on parenting I focused on the importance of modeling and teaching children patience and self-control. In this one, I will focus on the necessity for parents to challenge their children and allow them to fail. This

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