The 4 key elements of highly effective learningNovember 12, 2018
In the last post, I wrote of how Yul Brynner’s attitude toward daily rehearsal caused me to reflect on...0
Of Foxes and Snakes: My theater storyNovember 1, 2018
The last post closed with the thought that hearing actor Yul Brynner’s attitude toward rehearsal provoked a reprocessing of...
Why we improve more from practicing than from performingOctober 26, 2018
The tales from the life of Yul Brynner that I referenced last time feature some ingredients that resonate with...
The value of rigorous yet mindful practiceOctober 12, 2018
The tale of actor Yul Brynner, which I began telling last time, really does warrant some further development. Much...
The essential difference between practice and performanceOctober 5, 2018
On a recent business trip to New York, I took some time to check in with a former client...
Why mastering the tiny details mattersSeptember 21, 2018
Judging by the messages I have received during the past few weeks, a fair number of readers are noticing...
A tale of socks and shoesJuly 19, 2018
When I wrote last time about sports coaches who focus relentlessly on the fundamentals of their craft, it reminded...
Moving forward by going back to basicsJuly 14, 2018
When I graduated from college at age 22, I took a job teaching in a private secondary school. Among...
Flash or fire: what is your game built on?July 2, 2018
The preceding post, in which I wrote of Michael Jordan’s work ethic and constant will to prepare and improve,...
The will to prepare is more crucial than the will to winJune 1, 2018
Many years ago, when I was a high school basketball coach, I taught at a summer camp where legendary...