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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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Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Sam Obitz / May 2nd, 2013 / No Comments »

This is a common problem, where people are so focused on certain details, that they are unable to see the “bigger picture.” A simple example of this would be a parent who criticizes their child’s penmanship, while their child is

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Some of the Reasons Why Scouts, Coaches and GM’s Fail on Draft Day

Sam Obitz / April 11th, 2013 / No Comments »

I was happy to see the NFL roll out its new Player Assessment Test this year, which examines prospects’ psychological makeup. Previous mental assessments used by the NFL, like the Wonderlic test, were of limited use and for the most

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Wisdom and Innovation Often Come from Unexpected Places

Sam Obitz / March 28th, 2013 / No Comments »

One of my favorite things to do is observe people at networking events and large parties. I find it fascinating that almost without exception the people at these events gravitate towards people just like them. If you are a lawyer,

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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning (part 4)

Sam Obitz / March 7th, 2013 / No Comments »

The popular, but flawed assumption throughout western society that you need to have ‘talent’ to reach the pinnacle of your field is an injustice that only serves to stifle progress in all fields. As author Stephen King accurately stated “Talent

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