You may be asking yourself: What kind of question is that?  As I see it, you can make the case for it.  Peers can be peers for a whole host of reasons.  It may involve age, gender, profession, race, common interest, or in the case of kids and seniors, it’s the way in which they […]

During a recent appearance on Real Talk San Diego 1700 AM ESPN, I spoke with hosts Chase Peckham and Brian Blackburn about a range of subjects related to the power of peers and what I call peer advantage, particularly when it comes to high-performing sports teams – most notably The University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the ANJE – Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários (National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) is an association based in Portugal that promotes entrepreneurship by establishing new development paradigms in business and encouraging less conservative attitudes regarding risk, making it easier for early stage companies to access capital. Part of the ANJE’s charge

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We woke up Sunday morning to the news of an unspeakable tragedy. It was described both as an act of terrorism and a monstrous expression of hate.  The footage outside the nightclub was surreal, as witnesses shared the horror of the event across all the television news networks.  Social media was on fire. That said,

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I’m a big admirer of Howard Gardner, who among other things, codified the theory of multiple intelligences in his 1983 book Frames of Mind.  I’ve always enjoyed how he answered his critics and defended his theory without being defensive.  Debates with scholars inspired more conversation about his work, which I would imagine was precisely what

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The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success is based on the simple concepts that who you surround yourself with matters and that peers can help each other in ways they won’t find anywhere else.  Turns out, if you are more selective, strategic and structured about how you engage

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Revisiting a regrettable chapter from my junior high school days, albeit painful, provided us with a metaphor for why the receipt of any communication, as intended, is the responsibility of the sender as opposed to the receiver.  Now I understand why this may seem unreasonable to some people.  Maybe the person wasn’t listening or just

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To realize peer advantage – the outcome of being more selective, strategic, and structured about how you engage your peers – effective communication is essential.  One ground rule that I learned in a most unfortunate way, back in the ninth grade, is that when you send someone a message (verbally or in writing), you are

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