Articles & Blogs


At IHHP we are always looking for ways to help people perform under pressure, so we’ve developed an extensive blog section that leverages the learning gained from our work with Olympic athletes, The U.S Army, Fortune 500 companies and our Leadership Training programs. In this section, we have blog articles with tools, tips and stories from thought leaders who have a wealth of knowledge in our core areas of expertise: Performing Under Pressure, Emotional Intelligence, and the Three Conversations of Leadership.


Why CEO need to be thinking about emotional intelligence

Original Publication: The CEO Magazine Original Publication Date: February 5, 2018 As a CEO, are you investing in the development of Emotional Intelligence in your organization? If not, your competitors probably are. Recently, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of Emotional Intelligence as evidenced in magazines articles – including Time, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Read More


The 2 Patterns of Difficult Conversations Gone Wrong

When strong emotions and avoidance are getting in the way: How to recognize and break patterns. David was frustrated. Again. He was attending his team’s weekly priority meeting and, while there was lots of animated discussion, there wasn’t much prioritizing going on. Their meetings lacked structure. Whatever was first on the agenda would take up Read More


How Empathy Created 250 Billion in Market Value for Microsoft

  Original publication: Original publication date: December 6, 2017 I read with great interest a recent Fast Company article in which we learn how Satya Nadella, the new Microsoft CEO has “stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value.” According the article “one of Nadella’s first acts after becoming Read More


Four Lessons CEO’s Have Taught Me

Original publication: CEO Magazine Original Publication date: November 6, 2017   In my role at the Institute for Health and Human Potential, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many CEO’s.  Some are from small companies with 400-500 employees, and some very large companies with over 200,000 employees. The CEO’s have typically employed me as a keynote Read More


Does practicing gratitude really matter?

  If you were to list tools used by the US Army, the Navy, NASA, Olympic athletes and NFL teams (or organizations like Goldman Sachs) in managing pressure, would practicing gratitude be on that list? While it may appear too soft and squishy to associate a strategy that an elite athlete would use as they Read More

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