• How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science

    April 18th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Motivation

    Motivation is powerful, says TIME. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.

    In this recent article via TIME.com, writer Eric Barker shows the four steps (backed by science) on how to motivate people. The following excerpts are taken from Barker’s article.

    1) Stop Bribing Them

    • Rewards just motivate people to get rewards.
    • When the rewards go away, people stop.
    • And if you want anything other than basic manual labor — if you want creative work or analytical work — rewards can actually backfire.

    2) Make Them Feel Something

    • Focus on emotions. Knowing something isn’t enough to cause change. Make people (or yourself) feel something.
    • You must change individual behavior by addressing employee feelings.

    3) Emphasize Read More

  • Carroll Succeeding by Staying Young to Relate to Players

    April 7th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Features

    “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind.”

    A recent post from Bleacher Report shows the importance of Coach Pete Carroll and how he relates to players. Nevermind his age (the second oldest head coach in the NFL), “Carroll’s youthful approach to coaching has buoyed him at a stage in life when many of his contemporaries are too tired just to tread water.”

    How does he do it?

    “I always think something good is about to happen,” Carroll said. “It’s a general way of looking at the world. I’ve never looked at games and challenges like it’s going to go bad, it’s not going to work out. I don’t see it that way. I think … Read More

  • The Pete Carroll Era – In Seattle

    March 20th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Features

    Seahawks.com posted a video going over the Pete Carroll Era, covering the partnership and how the Win Forever philosophy has grown into a Super Bowl champion over recent years. You can view it here.

    Just over four years ago, Coach Pete Carroll took over the reins in Seattle. Throughout the years, his WinForever / Always Compete messaging has always stayed the same.

    “I know the vision for the program starts at the top,” Carroll said in his introductory press conference. “To me, that fits exactly with the way I think.”

    Carroll and General Manager John Schneider have made plenty of roster changes in the past several years to make the Seahawks into the Super Bowl champion team they are … Read More

  • Pete Carroll’s Closing Message to USC Students

    March 6th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Coach

    As you may know, Coach Pete Carroll spoke to USC students last week on the Win Forever / Always Compete philosophy. The above video is his closing message to the students, filled with great quote bites. Below are some of the inspiring quotes from Coach Carroll that can relate to each and everyone of you–with the sole purpose of maximizing your potential.

    “If you’re coaching and teaching, you got to keep coming back to the things that are really important.”

    “Nobody controls what’s going to happen for you. You have the power to absolutely control where you’re going and what you’re doing. If I can get that across to you, you’ll be able to become all what you’re capable of Read More

  • Dr. Michael Gervais with Wisdom 2.0

    February 21st, 2014 | BY: | IN: Features

    We ran across this interesting article via Wisdom 2.0, where Dr. Michael Gervais presented at the Wisdom 2.0 conference. Below are some unique quotes from Dr. Gervais that explain how he prepares his athletes to succeed in all areas.

    “You need a culture of people being able to be mindful and explore.”

    “We start with ‘What is possible?’” He emphasized this question is difficult for many athletes, since they don’t want to under-reach or overreach. “We have that conversation, then we try to calibrate on, ‘Great, so that’s what’s possible. From there, what are the strategies we can create — physical, mental, nutritional — for you to achieve that?’”

    “We don’t talk about winning, or being in the zone: Read More

  • The importance of having a philosophy and sticking to it

    February 7th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Coach

    Below are a couple articles that validate the importance of having a philosophy and sticking to it.

    In this NBCSports.com article, Troy Aikman said he was impressed with that the Seahawks developed a plan and stuck to it–the reason they are now Super Bowl champions.

    “I think with winning organizations there are processes that are in place and there is a way to do things, a philosophy, a belief that you have and everything is built around that,” Aikman said.

    On the other hand, Aikman said, his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, lack that uniform belief. “The Cowboys tend to change their beliefs each year on what it is they need or what they’re about. I find that to … Read More

  • Seahawks celebrate Super Bowl championship

    February 6th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Football

    Just a few days after winning the first Super Bowl in Seattle’s franchise history, the Seahawks celebrated with more than 700,000 people in the streets of downtown Seattle.

    They were also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated–again.

    You can see video and an entire photo gallery of the Seahawks parade and celebration at CenturyLink from Seahawks.com, by clicking here.

    “It was just an amazing day,” Carroll said. He was very impressed with the consistency of the fans throughout the entire day. “I can’t imagine a better day than that,” Carroll concluded.

    “That’s kind of how our love for them is, it gets deeper and deeper and more and more,” Richard Sherman exclaimed. “We love the 12th Man. Best … Read More

  • What They’re Saying…

    February 6th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Coach

    If you haven’t heard, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks won their first ever Super Bowl this past Sunday. It was the culmination of years of putting together a roster that believed in the WinForever philosophy.

    Below are a few great articles that focus on the WinForever philosophy as a key to Coach Carroll’s success:

    Pete Carroll, Seahawks win with style all their own – USA Today

    “He just tells you every week is a championship opportunity, every week is a championship game,” Richard Sherman said of Coach Carroll. ”So when you make it to a championship game, the moment isn’t any different. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for a Super Bowl. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for … Read More

  • Richard Sherman on the ‘Three Rules’

    January 30th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Features

    Today is ‘Turnover Thursday’ for the Seattle Seahawks, who are just a few days away from Super Bowl Sunday.

    Richard Sherman jumped on the podium and laid out some great quotes as it relates to the WinForever philosophy. Below are a few of his quotes:

    “Turnover Thursday is the embodiment of our program, of what we do…because it’s all about the ball. It’s the central theme of our program.”

    “The intensity at practice has been the same—guys going after it. They’re going out there and following the same routine. Guys are comfortable with the situation and the moment…because you don’t think about the moment.”

    “Guys have to be accountable by their actions, 24/7.”

    Sherman laid out the three … Read More

  • Given a choice, players pick Carroll

    January 28th, 2014 | BY: | IN: Coach

    ESPN.com recently conducted a survey of 320 players that revealed Coach Carroll is “far and away the most appealing coach to play for these days,” Jeffri Chadiha writes. Carroll received 72 votes, or 23 percent of the final tally.

    Chadiha writes that solely winning championships doesn’t qualify a coach as a ‘popular’ one. Five of the most-favorite head coaches have yet to hoist the Lombardi trophy. Instead, “many players want to enjoy the journey as much as the final destination,” Chadiha writes. ”This is where Carroll’s true genius resides.”

    Below are some more excerpts from Chadiha’s piece:

    “One visit to the Seahawks’ offseason practices should tell an outsider that much. Carroll will blast music from players’ iPods during full-team Read More

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