Leadership in Education: No Child Left Behind

Rewriting the No Child Left Behind Law is in process. If you have children in school this may be important to you. If you are childless, it may seem unimportant. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Whether or not you have children, if you plan to be living in 20 years, how our children …

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Does Teaching Attract Liberals?

In the Education Leadership post a few days ago Rob commented that teaching attracts liberals. So let’s dissect. Is it true that teaching attracts liberals or is there something more going on? There are a few ways to go through this. Let’s start with the premise that teaching attracts liberals. That premise is either true …

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Leadership in Hockey: Absurdities

This week’s sports stat is a small collection of hockey absurds. 1. Wayne Gretzky has left the building. – AND – 2. Sean Avery is more interested in Fashion than Forward. 1. Wayne Gretzky has left the building. No, he’s not dead (he wasn’t that lively last time I saw him…), but he has retired …

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Winning with Nuclear Fusion, a New Metaphor

Winning with Nuclear Fusion Thursday evening I ended up in a conversation about nuclear fusion, not a subject I know much about, but I have a vague understanding . . . that got me thinking about what it takes to launch a business, or learn a new skill since both of those activities require an …

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Nonverbal Cues in Sports: Soccer Penalty Kick

The pink locker room has been a popular story . . . and fortunately, Martin was reminded of another sneaky, brilliant tactic used by Chelsea in the opposing team locker room Have the boot locker low down, close to floor level, so that the away team player player has to bend down (and hopefully strain …

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Nonverbal Cues – Locker Rooms

Earlier this week we covered nonverbal influence in hockey also known as the fighting penalty. That post brought some wonderful comments about other ways we communicate a message nonverbally in sports. Locker Rooms Go to the home team’s locker room and you will find it pleasantly fragranced (a fancy way of saying it smells good) …

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Nonverbal Influence in Hockey – Sports Stat for September 21

This week’s sports stat is back to hockey. I do my best to mix in the sports, but . . . I guess I have a first love. Growing up it was football – Joe Montana – no competition, but for business, it’s been hockey. Every game is like watching the life cycle of a …

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Nonverbal Cues in Casinos

A place heavy with nonverbal cues is a casino. Some of the best nonverbal environmental research is done for them. If you have ever entered a casino you may have noticed the carpet . . . specifically, how busy and probably hideous the carpet is. For the uninitiated, the crazy patterns serve two main purposes. …

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Running Mastery: Sports Stat of the Week

So you probably thought you’d hear about hockey this week given that preseason begins . . . now, but instead how about a diversion to running. In tandem with my research on the non verbal, environmental cues that foster the growth of super stars I get to look at super stars themselves. It’s really amazing …

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Personal Influence – Office Supplies?

EXPERIMENT: What kind of pen do you use at the office? Is it a regular Bic disposable, a Cross or Mont Blanc, or is it the freebie from a pharmacutical sales rep? If you use a freebie or the basic disposable, consider using a less disposable (everything is ultimately disposable, right?) pen for one day. …

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Environmental Cues that make you buy

In October, I have the opportunity to present ground-breaking research on the meaning and effect of the environmental cues that surround us. If that gets your blood pumping, sign up now: Kevin Hogan’s Body Language Mastery Course. It is a weekend packed with body language and non verbal cues that will blow your mind. You’ll …

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Basic Economics – Young Minds, Powerful Lessons

It is difficult to find a text to ignite enthusiasm in children for basic economics. Actually, it’s difficult to find a text that teaches economics to adults (I do recommend Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics) . . . which leads to all sorts of other problems…. But that’s for another day. In the far, far background …

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