The Skill to Lead

Leadership: “Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.” — Woodrow Wilson What is Leadership? Jeffrey Barrow defined leadership as “the behavioral process of influencing individuals and groups towards set goals”.  As an athlete, … Continued

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Building Grit

Grit: “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” — Angela Duckworth (the godmother of grit) Before we discuss how to build grit in ourselves, in our teammates, and in our children, let’s continue to refine what grit, actually is (and isn’t). Resilience … Continued

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Threee E’s of Exposure

What is the Secret Formula to Exposure? There are 3 key elements that combine to give athletes explosive exposure. Enthusiasm: Bring lots of energy Engage: Get on the radar Events: Show you can play Enthusiasm The first ingredient for getting … Continued

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EXACT Sports is a Tough Mudder…

In two months, on May 19, 2013, the staff at EXACT will put their money where their mouth is, literally and physically, by competing in the Chicago Tough Mudder hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces.  The … Continued

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The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment

Success in the NFL and other sports consists of four core factors: physical prowess (e.g. Julius Peppers‘ power, Calvin Johnson’s quickness), technique (Drew Brees’ throwing precision), attitudinal disposition (Ray Lewis’ competitive intensity), and cognitive functioning (e.g. Aaron Rodgers‘ offensive vision and Ed Reed‘s defensive vision). At … Continued

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The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment

Success in the NFL and other sports consists of four core factors: physical prowess (e.g. Julius Peppers‘ power, Calvin Johnson’s quickness), technique (Drew Brees’ throwing precision), attitudinal disposition (Ray Lewis’ competitive intensity), and cognitive functioning (e.g. Aaron Rodgers‘ offensive vision and Ed Reed‘s defensive vision). At … Continued

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Overcoming Mental Challenges: Michael Vick

Guest Writer: Adam Jun *** There are several words that come to mind while considering Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s return to prominence in the National Football League, with none more accurate than simply; highly unlikely. Before delving into the … Continued

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