An entrepreneur who has cofounded and built billion dollar businesses like Hotjobs and TheLadders, Dave Carvajal now advises the leadership of some of the most transformative, disruptive companies in the tech space. We talk about how doing an Ironman race is like building a startup, what it takes to build a team of A players and what many CEOs get wrong about building for culture.
Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, performance coach and co-author of Performing under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, explains We some of the common misconceptions about performing under pressure, why you need to understand the difference between pressure and stress, and how women and men handle pressure differently.
Art Turock, author of Competent is Not an Option: Build an Elite Leadership Team Following the Talent Development Game Plan of Sports Champions and world class masters pentathlete explains what teams can do to gain a competitive advantage, how to "Practice While Real Work Gets Done," and how he maintained mental toughness to go on and win a silver medal in the pentathlon after his performance unraveled days earlier.
eff Spencer, an Olympian and advisor to Lance Armstrong, Bono and Tiger Woods, says that much of the conventional advice around success doesn't work. He shares insights into the champion's blueprint and why we can't let human nature run the show.
Fast-talking (quite literally!) computer hacker turned neuroscientist Moran Cerf takes us on a tour of his research and what he's learned looking into open brains and pushing Red Bull athletes beyond their perceived limits.
Psychology professor and coauthor of the book Peak: Secrets from the Science of Expertise, Anders Ericsson explains the real difference between experts and everyone else. Highlights: Why talent is much less of a factor than we think and what experts do to practice better.
Veteran jazz pianist Kenny Werner explains the mindset of mastery, why we need to get over our addition to "getting better" and how we can be more improvisational in our daily lives.
Career coach, recruiter and extreme career changer Caroline Ceniza-Levine shares why evidence of resilience is increasingly important to employers, how to handle both the short and long term pressure of negotiation, interviews and prolonged job search.
Paralympian and member of the United States wheelchair basketball team, Matt Scott shares his personal story: how he thinks about goals, the importance of humor and responding to adversity.
Jason Selk, performance coach and mental training director for the St. Louis Cardinals, breaks down his 10-minute training plan for mental toughness. Highlights:
Former US Army Captain and founder of Mind Fitness Training Institute, Dr. Stanley shares how to train for greater mindfulness. Highlights:
Rock star pianist and arts entrepreneur Jade Simmons talks about her evolution as a maverick. Highlights:
Author of Do You QuantumThink®, Dianne Collins presents a new twist to “thought creates reality,” taking it from New Age “woo woo” to intelligent modern necessity. Highlights:
Performance psychologist and Juilliard-trained violinist, Dr. Kageyama talks about how to deal with nerves and perform at your best when the stakes are high. Highlights:
Retired Navy SEAL turned Inc 500 entrepreneur, Brent Gleeson translates the leadership and decision-making skills he learned in the SEAL teams to building a business. Highlights:
Author of the book by the same name, Paul Sullivan shares diverse examples from sports, business and military of what it means to be “clutch” and the art of operating in high- stress situations as if they were everyday conditions. Highlights:
Psychologist, peak performance coach and Harvard Medical School faculty Pamela Enders explains how to manage pressure so you perform at your best. Highlights:
One of America’s leading mountaineers – with over 175 international expeditions, including K2 and Mt. Everest -- Chris shares insights on how to create and lead high performance teams. Highlights:
Entrepreneur coach Pamela Slim shares deep wisdom on how to handle self-doubt and stay motivated. Highlights:
Scientist and professor of psychology at George Mason University, Dr. Kashdan says curiosity is a skill that we can cultivate and explains why it’s so powerful. Highlights:
Social psychologist and associate director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School, Heidi Halvorson speaks about what successful people do differently. Highlights:
Former Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side analyst on Wall Street and author of "Disrupt Yourself” (ranked a top management thought-leader in 2015 by Thinkers50), translates the concepts of disruptive innovation in business to personal disruption in your career and life.
A leading adviser on accelerated business growth who has started more than 40 companies, Les McKeown explains that different kinds of mental toughness are needed for a successful transition through the three growth stages of a business.
• The one habit that every great leader keeps inviolate (and why)
• The three destructive tendencies of wanna-be leaders
• How "strategy yankers" kill motivation and why consistent discipline rules
A psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure,” Dr. Beilock explains how to perform better in every arena, from taking exams and giving presentations to playing golf.
Paralympian gold medalist skier Josh Dueck shares the story of how he faced adversity after being paralyzed from the waist down and went on to become the first person to do a back flip on snow in a sit-ski.