Why did elite athletes like Michael Jordan and Manchester United keep winning over and over again? A study showed they had a ‘sense for the historic.’ Perhaps the greatest separator between the best, and the rest, is an individual’s grasp of the concept of “sense for the historic.” The concept originated in a 30-year-old study of the dynasty sports teams and sports individuals. Think of Michael Jordan. Bayern Munich. Manchester United. The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s. Why did they keep winning over and over again? The study showed the key deciding factor is a presence of a “sense for the historic,” which, in simple terms, means a recognition that one sits at a historic juncture in life (in this case, the finals of the NBA or European Championships) and that in this case, failure is not an option. They just won’t accept failure in this all-important situation. They realize that with this situation, they may never get the opportunity … [Read more...] about Do you have a ‘sense for the historic’?
Why is motivation important in a team
You are now in the third or fourth year of your career journey. You did really well at your role as an individual contributor and you want to get more. The company valued your contribution, so they promote you to become a team leader. You are super excited and super optimistic that you will be doing great. But things don’t go as smooth as you’d expect. You don’t feel as energetic as before when you handle your own work and you are the superstar. Your stress level is higher and the relationship with people that used to be your teammates slowly changes. You start doubting yourself and you feel like you’re not achieving anything in this role. This is the feeling I had when I first started leading the content marketing team at iPrice Group. When I was in a senior content marketing executive role, I could say that I did pretty well. We produced great content, obtained publication and organic links from top publishers, both local and international. When they … [Read more...] about 36 crucial lessons I learned as a first-time manager
Whether you had a restful sleep last night or not, it is typically unavoidable to feel sleepy while bored. Science can explain why. Published in the Nature Communications journal, a team of Japanese and Chinese researchers conducted a study to determine why people get sleepy when bored, Reader’s Digest reports. As it turns out, the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that influences motivation and pleasure, also affects one’s drowsiness. If this region is not stimulated, the brain will send signals to fall asleep. These neurons are so strong that we cannot perceive the difference between boredom-induced sleep and regular sleep, known as slow-wave sleep, which is characterized by slow and high-voltage brain waves. Yo Oishi, the lead author on the study, explained that “the classic somnogen adenosine is a strong candidate for evoking the sleep effect in the nucleus accumbens”. Adenosine represents a state of energy deficiency and induces sleep via … [Read more...] about This is why being bored makes you sleepy
F2 Logistics' imports hell-bent on unseating Petron Voltaire Mendoza (Philstar.com) - May 2, 2019 - 12:05pm MANILA, Philippines – For imports Lindsay Stalzer and Maria Jose Perez of F2 Logistics, their victory over Petron in Game One of their Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three finals series is more than just a big feather on their caps. It is also a sweet revenge. Stalzer admitted that they prepared long and hard to set the stage for arguably the biggest upset in league history, where they defeated the Blaze Spikers, 25-20, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23, in the opener of their finals showdown late Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The former Bradley University star said the victory was a vindication after the Blaze Spikers opted to sign super imports Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell in the off-season despite leading them to the Grand Prix title last year. The Cargo Movers and the Blaze Spikers are … [Read more...] about F2 Logistics’ imports hell-bent on unseating Petron
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 Before I get to Mike Babcock’s grade for the 2018-19 season, I guess I should point out we’re all on #BabcockWatch now. (Tomorrow: The Forwards) When asked about the Babcock’s job security with the Maple Leafs, GM Kyle Dubas punted the answer downfield. He basically said everything is under review, and he’ll let us know when he knows. Not exactly words of endorsement, though how often has a coach been fired mere days after the GM promised him the exact opposite? So Dubas will let us know when he knows and he hasn’t said anything yet, so the #BabcockWatch will carry on. Article Continued Below It’s really too close to call right now, whether Babcock will be back for Season 5. It’s a bit like Game of Thrones, where some of your favourite characters don’t make it to the end. Jake Gardiner’s not making it. A bit like Theon Greyjoy there. We all thought … [Read more...] about Babcock watch: Grading a coach whose job is on the line