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10 Surprising Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Talent Hotbed

Here's a fascinating question. If you had the chance to take an insider look at one of the world's most successful talent hotbeds, which would you choose? Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, defines talent hotbeds as places where usually are small, low-key, operations but produces extraordinary disproportionate results. For instance, Coyle visited a dilapidated facility in Russia with a single tennis court that over a period of three years produced more top twenty professional tennis players than the entire United States. What perhaps the talent hotbed that produces the most amazing results isn't Russia. It's China, namely the ...

5 Ways to Pick a High Quality Teacher or Coach

Research confirms what we all know anecdotally or intuitively - that great teachers/mentors/coaches make a real difference in our lives. The hardest part is finding great teachers, mentors, and coaches.  Here's some excellent advice from Daniel Coyle on how to find high quality teachers/mentors/coaches. If I were you, I'd be taking some notes!  1) Avoid Someone Who Reminds You of a Courteous Waiter This species of teacher/coach/mentor is increasingly abundant in our world: one who focuses his efforts on keeping you comfortable and happy, on making things go smoothly, with a minimum of effort. This is the kind of person who covers a ...

The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%

Every effective leader and coach knows that there's no moment more important than the moment feedback is delivered. When you perform this important process correctly,  the learner takes a step forward. Do it poorly, and the reverse happens. Daniel Coyle asks this great question, "What’s the secret of great feedback?" Coyle says "we instinctively think that effective feedback is about the quality of the information — telling the learner to do this and not that. But is this true, or is there something else going on?" Leading psychologists from leading institutions including Stanford, Yale and Columbia addressed this same question. They had ...