The Ryder Cup – a sporting and marketing phenomenon

Sep 27 2018

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The four annual golf majors are fantastic sporting occasions but the Ryder Cup, which takes place at Le Golf National in France this weekend, is bigger and better, attracting millions of golf fans, sports fans and even non-fans. The three-day event dominates the headlines – both news and sports – and sends social media into a frenzy of sharing. For a competition that was once only supported by a few die-hards, it is a remarkable renaissance. What lessons can we learn from the success of this iconic contest?

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3 Reasons you Shouldn’t Fear Feedback

Receiving Feedback
Jan 12 2017

There is nothing to fear but fear itself…among other things. You must excuse my addition to this legendary sentiment, but in reality, fear is an inevitable and tangible part of our lives. We are all afraid of something, whether it be certain spiders (daddy long legs) or certain feelings (pain). While a fear of heights may keep you from accidentally tumbling over a cliff, overcoming our fear of criticism is central to success.

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Office Olympics: What it takes to become a workplace warrior

Office Olympics
Aug 23 2016

Over the past two weeks, I, along with millions of other people around the globe, watched as the world’s top athletes in Rio competed with intensity and vigor to bring back medals to their home countries. While it’s a far-fetched idea that I would have ever qualified in my twenties for Team USA in any sport, I can’t help but think about how the determination of these athletes can continue to inspire us all to embrace the “Olympic Spirit” in our workplaces.

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