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Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It’s also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for those in… Get the Rest

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Steve Boese, Matt Stollak and Kris Dunn Report From The NBA Summer League

FOT had two writers in Las Vegas last weekend (Steve Boese and Kris Dunn) as well as a longtime friend (Matt Stollak) to cover the NBA Summer League. Together,

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3 Ways To Create Your Own Warrior Team

On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors made history with their 73rd win for the season.  In just a bit over 5 years they've gone from trash to

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From All Star To Unemployed: How High Performance Can Be Fleeting

Lost in the shuffle of the recent NBA All Star Game and weekend and the trade deadline that passed last week, was a small bit of NBA news

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Offer Declined: What To Make Of Candidates Turning You Down

The National Basketball Association’s player free agency period opened on July 1st, (this is the first day that players with expired contracts can enter into new contract negotiations

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How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations

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How Do You Recover From a Crappy Day?

James Harden, arguably one of the top five players in the NBA this season, set a record for the most turnovers in a playoff game.  EVER.  13 terrible,

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Make Every Day ‘Draft’ Day and Other HR Lessons From Daily Fantasy Sports

Chances are you are familiar with, and possibly an active participant in some kind of Fantasy Sports.  Fantasy Sports have an estimated 40 million players in North America

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Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout

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Strong Leaders Are Expected to Take Risks… A Defense of Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks

I really can write about more than just the Seattle Seahawks.  I promise.  Here's proof. I knew I was due to write the week after the Superbowl.  However, I