The Time I Got Busted Not Paying Attention

The Time I Got Busted Not Paying Attention

On Saturday afternoons, I take one of my favorite class workouts, Forza, based on samurai sword fighting, with martial arts fitness instructor Ilaria Montagnani. After the warm-up and technical exercises, we learn two combinations, each a series of 16 moves – half cuts, diagonals, horizontals, for example – combined with squats and specific footwork moving […]

Why You’re Not Getting What You Want

Why You’re Not Getting What You Want

“What do you want?” I asked my client, who had salvaged a major project for the company and was disappointed that the CEO wasn’t articulating his appreciation for her efforts. Well, he had said “good job” in one of his emails but apparently that wasn’t what she was looking for. It turns out, however, she […]

Mental Toughness in Leadership

Mental Toughness in Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Peak Performance Strategist Renita Kalhorn to Present Free Online “Mental Toughness Summit” Virtual Telesummit to Highlight “Mental Toughness in Leadership” Held April 29 – May 3 With Speakers Dianne Collins, Brent Gleeson, Les McKeown and Other Thought-Leaders. NEW YORK, N.Y. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Mental Toughness Telesummit, a free online event […]

What Are Your Rules?

What Are Your Rules?

A few weeks ago, at the Dark Knight shooting in Aurora, Colorado, there were a number of media stories about Jamie Rohrs who went to see the movie with his girlfriend and their two children. When the shooting started, he tried to retrieve his son but eventually jumped over the balcony and fled. “It just […]

Yes or Yes: How to Make Fewer Decisions

Yes or Yes: How to Make Fewer Decisions

A married couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age. The husband responded, “When we were first married we came to an agreement – I would make all the major decisions and my wife would make […]

How To Make Reality Catch Up Faster

How To Make Reality Catch Up Faster

In the late 1970s, Jim Fannin was coaching Adriano Panatta, one of the top-ranked tennis players in the world and a former French Open champion. He tells the story of  Panatta’s quarterfinal match with one of the newcomers at an ATP tournament. “As the match unfolded, this low-ranked, left-handed, red-headed jerk of a guy has no […]

He Who Sleeps, Wins

He Who Sleeps, Wins

“In my long political career,” Bill Clinton told a post-presidency audience, “most of the mistakes I made, I made when I was too tired. Too many members of the Congress in both parties are sleep deprived. It clouds your judgment, and it undermines your ability to be relaxed and respectful in dealing with your adversaries.” […]

Why You Need To Trust Your Gut (Don’t Take My Word For It)

Why You Need To Trust Your Gut (Don’t Take My Word For It)

When my siblings and I were growing up, our health-conscious mom would vigilantly moderate our family diet according to the latest health findings reported in the newspaper. When a research study reported that egg yolks led to high cholesterol levels, my dad’s two sunny-side up habit was dramatically affected. Then, lo and behold, a few […]