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Concentration

Concentration in Sport Performance Concentration (attentional focus) has grown vastly in literature and research involving sports and has been shown to become even more important for athletes in a developmental stage. Concentration as the ability to direct your individual attention on cues in the environment that are relevant to the task at hand. For example, […]

Salsa, Soul and Spirit?

  Multicultural? Salsa, Soul and Spirit Does not do the trick   Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a multicultural age. I have to say, I was very excited and had high expectations of this book. The title and the cover were both catchy and at the same time promised a broader understanding of leadership […]

Leadership & Self-Deception

We are in boxes All of us really, but We can all get out.     My experience reading the book can be separated into 3 parts. The first impressions before reading it, the actual process of reading it, and the post (and stunned) reflection. When I first got the book and the title I […]

Salsa, Soul, and Spirit

Intergenerational is defined as relating to, involving, or affecting several generations. This part of the book really caught my attention because it is so relevant in life right now. We have many generations that are currently working together and sometimes it feels as if we are working against each other. As a millennial (I’m not […]

Leadership and Self-Deception

I really enjoyed this book because it is not only something that I can apply at work but also in my daily life.  Leadership is not always about what you do. Leadership is about who you are and how you do what you do. The strategies and techniques are less important than the person you […]

Where You Work Matters

If student affairs is your path, spoiler alert: where you work matters.   We have arrived at the second reflection of the year, and with that I don’t just mean for these blog posts, but total. Okay, I might be exaggerating (definitely am) but in a way reflecting to write this has helped me be […]

Beginning Your Journey

‘Tis student affairs Beginning Your Journey, Man Yo, sounds like a dream.   Reading “Beginning Your Journey” has been, for lack of a better word, a journey in and of itself. When I first got the book there was a mix of emotions happening. On one hand I was very excited to dive in and […]

Upward Bound @ ASU

The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program designed to work with low-income, first-generation high school students who have the potential for success in college. The Upward Bound Program is designed and funded to work with high school students who have the potential for success in college. This program strives to unlock each student’s […]

Salsa, Soul, & Spirit: “I thought leading meant becoming white”

Growing up I had a knack for being usually well liked in my elementary school classrooms. I would blurt out random phrases, get a laugh and so on. My mum would call it charisma, I called it just being so uneven headed.  I remember in Ms. Riveras 2nd grade class she announced that we would […]

Steps to Build Confidence in Athletes: A Guide for Coaches

Steps to Build Confidence in Athletes: A Guide for Coaches By: Riley Robbins Vince Lombardi once said, “Confidence is contagious.” He also said, “So is lack of confidence.” Herein lies the conundrum that faces coaches across the world. Why is confidence so important in sport? High levels of confidence have been shown to decrease concentration […]

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