Center for Expert Performance Blog

  1. Change Your Mindset and Become an Expert Performer

    February 11, 2017

    While I was in graduate school, I studied voice with a master voice teacher named John VanCura. He helped his students to perform in extraordinary ways by turning seemingly ordinary voices into budding opera singers. John told me that I could have a career in opera singing, a thought which thrilled and scared me. Even
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  2. A Personal Lesson: There are no words in German for Win-Win Solution

    June 6, 2016

    Sometimes in my daily living someone says something that turns my head around, changes my beliefs and rewrites my map of the world. A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure to work with a culturally diverse group of US and German employees from a large multinational European based company. We were reviewing the results
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  3. The Power of “I Will” vs. “I Wish”

    May 16, 2016

    The other day, I was talking to a client who is the sales vice president for several companies which live under the umbrella of a larger company. One of the companies had significant quality and delivery challenges which were serious enough to cause the company’s sales to tumble by 1/3 during the 2009 recession. With
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