Want to work well as a team? How are you with regulations?

Article by Tim Herzog and Wendy Bay Lewis, published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle I don’t mean your company’s regulations… I mean yours. Huh? “Self-regulation” refers to a state of calm but alert, possessing situational awareness and feeling even-keeled. Dysregulation, on the other hand, is a state of narrow focus, where (whether you want to admit it or not) [...]

2017-10-03T19:03:42+00:00 By |Career, Teams|

Periodized Mental Training Plan

A periodized mental training plan, customized to align with the training needs of the team, is formulated through discussion with coaches and adapted over time. The preparatory phase consists of interactive seminars, where each week builds on the previous session.  A fundamental knowledge (and vocabulary) of mental skills is developed.  Following, an individualized mental skills training plan is developed [...]

2017-09-29T17:11:24+00:00 By |Teams|

To communicate, don’t triangulate!

Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably engaged in “triangulation,” and not just as a kid when you ran to Mom because Dad just said “no” (or vice versa). Similar triangles can also happen with leadership or any work group, committee, or organization (including military) where two people talk about a third. On the surface, triangulation can look [...]

2017-09-05T16:19:06+00:00 By |Career, Life, Teams|

What really matters to you?

What do you value? It's an important question to ask yourself often. When you figure out what matters most to you, it can help guide what you do, even when you're at your lowest. Values help you make big things happen and little things along the way too. In identifying what you value, consider aspects of your life now [...]

2017-09-05T16:19:15+00:00 By |Performance, Teams|

Get SMART about setting goals

Goal setting can be a useful tool in many arenas. Experts say that 90% of the time, setting specific and challenging goals leads to better performance than “do your best” goals or none at all. Goals can direct attention, mobilize effort, increase persistence, and help you form good strategies. Famous sports figures such as Olympian Michael Phelps have achieved [...]

2017-09-05T16:19:19+00:00 By |Career, Life, Performance, Sailing, Teams|

Sportsmanship and Communication are Key

Frostbiting in Lasers, the guy in front of me hit the weather mark. Thinking perhaps he hadn't seen it, I let him know, "You hit the mark!" He did his penalty, but for the next leg and a half of the race course, he screamed at me, telling me to sail my own race. I felt the impulse to [...]

2017-09-05T14:52:26+00:00 By |Performance, Sailing, Teams|

Women’s Lacrosse Mental Training

Women's Lacrosse Mental Training with Dr. Tim Herzog, CC-AASP (1st Program reserved for Maryland United 2020 East) Mental training schedule of half hour meetings plus observation and some teachable moments with Tim. ?Learn about Tim's background and what others have to say. Participation will be $75/participant. ?The following is the tentative schedule (adjusted as needed based on life + [...]

2017-08-17T00:51:34+00:00 By |Performance, Teams|

Six Keys to Communication

We are sent, we receive, and we interpret messages from other people. We then formulate responses, and then send them back. A dialogue can happen with words, and with nonverbals. In any given segment of a conversation, there are at least 6 spots where messages can be missed or become misunderstood. So how can we keep communication on track? [...]

2017-09-25T18:16:06+00:00 By |Life, Performance, Teams|

Teams

Good teams come together to perform at the task at hand. They don't have to be cohesive units socially (though, it can be nicer when team members "click"). Teams do 'need to share a common vision and communicate effectively. Tim often works with teams on becoming more accepting of different personalities (frequently using the Myers Briggs assessment), helping team [...]

2017-09-07T21:04:58+00:00 By |Teams|