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+00:00By |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+00:00By |Performance, Sailing, 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+00:00By |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+00:00By |Teams|