All of us have a shadow or a dark side to our strengths. In athletes, I see two patterns of gold and shadows (These are very general): Pattern 1 1. The young person who is a team player, a hard worker, and conscientious of others, and a coach’s dream. The shadow can be a lack of confidence and…

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I am coming to believe more and more that self-awareness is a superpower in leadership. The benefits of knowing your strengths, constraints, your leanings, wirings, giftings, the areas that give you the most trouble, how you come across to others, the things that trip you up, your emotional triggers, the things that fill you and…

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There is a story famous physicist Richard Feynman tells about the people of Melanesia in the South Pacific seas. He told the story in his commencement speech in 1974 at Cal Tech. Feynman recounts…During the war, the people of Melanesia lived on an island that was used for landing planes to provide goods and materials. Fast forward, after the war…

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