Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

During my five plus decades in professional baseball as a player, special advisor, club president, CEO and team owner, I’ve known a lot of players, especially pitchers, who started getting their game face on a day ahead of when they were scheduled to pitch. I didn’t. I would get focused and prepared, but my work...

“Take a deep breath” is a common saying in sports whenever someone is facing a pressure moment.  Whether it’s before a 3-2 pitch in game 7 of the World Series, a game-winning field goal, a critical free throw, or a par-saving putt, we’ve all seen great athletes inhaling and exhaling deliberately before they...

The saturation of cell phones, E-mails and texting, combined with the availability of wireless in classrooms, offices, board rooms, meeting rooms and even baseball clubhouses has produced something called the problem of divided attention. To illustrate how this problem can affect productivity and performance,...

Luis is a 21 year old catcher from Venezuela with a limited grasp of the English language, let alone familiarity with American slang and culture. Sam is a 19 year old shortstop from the Bronx, NY. He grew up in a tough neighborhood, helped his mother raise two younger brothers, and has all the tools to be successful...