Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Denard Robinson is a Transcendent College Football Player & More

Sam Obitz / September 12th, 2011 / No Comments »

Like most viewers of college football, I have always enjoyed watching exciting players like Denard Robinson play the game. Nearly every year it seems like there are a few players who are so compelling to watch, that you root for

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Cougs Could Be This Year’s Surprise Team

Sam Obitz / August 29th, 2011 / No Comments »

One team that I feel has been overlooked as a potential turnaround team in the upcoming college football season is the team that calls Pullman, Washington home: The Washington State Cougars. Paul Wulff took over a moribund program when he

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Good Things Happen When You Focus on the Process

Sam Obitz / August 15th, 2011 / No Comments »

Coaches who focus on winning and managers who focus on results are often missing the boat on what it takes to make the most out of the players/workers they have. Great coaches and managers understand that the development and growth

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Pac-10/12’s Transformation a Direct Result of Larry Scott’s Leadership

Sam Obitz / August 1st, 2011 / No Comments »

I often speak about the importance of leadership and culture in transforming organizations. There may be no better recent example of this than Larry Scott’s stewardship of the Pac-10, and its expansion into the newly formed Pacific-12 conference. In just

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Being Referred to As ‘Talented’ Is Demeaning (Part 1)

Sam Obitz / July 18th, 2011 / No Comments »

The first thing that comes to my mind when people describe someone as being talented is that they are an underachiever. When someone is achieving at a high level people talk about their productivity not their talent. If you ask

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One Trait Sets Long-Term Successful Coaches and CEOs Apart From Their Peers

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

It has been said multiple times, by many different people, that it takes one set of skills to rise to the top of your field, but an entirely different set of skills to stay on top. As female soccer great

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By Its Standard Definition, Luck Is a Misnomer for Andrew

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

Andrew Luck is, in my opinion, the best all around quarterback I have ever seen play the game of football. Yes, I said the game of football, not just college football. I realize this is a bold statement that opens

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Job Interview Preparation Similar to Game Preparation

Sam Obitz / June 6th, 2011 / No Comments »

Effective preparation for a job interview starts with a lot of the same things that go into getting ready for a game, match or race. Much as an athlete studies the game film and tendencies of the opposition, wise job

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The Power of Belief when Coupled with Focus is Unmatched

Sam Obitz / May 25th, 2011 / No Comments »

We see this all the time in sports and in business. Most recently we saw it in game four of the NBA western conference finals. The Dallas Mavericks trailed by 15-points with just five minutes and five seconds left to

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Nebraska’s Frazier Still Exemplifies the Proper Mindset for Success

Sam Obitz / May 18th, 2011 / No Comments »

Many people were outraged when Tommie Frazier failed to gain entry into the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame this week. One writer, Adam Jacobi on CBS Sports.com went as far as saying: “So if Tommie Frazier is not an

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