Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Florida Law for Girls’ HS Lax Met with Heavy Resistance

I don’t know if you have ever seen a girls’ HS lax game, or if you have a daughter who plays the sport, but my two daughters both played right through HS and loved the sport. They still do. But that being said, when I used to watch them play, it struck me as a potentially very dangerous .... More »
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Messing With Success + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics. Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 1: Overuse

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami healthy system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
Something happens to kids in sports when team members feel a sense of ownership. I attended leadership seminar recently where they talked about creating an environment in which a business team feels ownership.  Studies show that when employees feel that ownership in their jobs, they are more accountable for their performance, and thus help lead the…

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Here’s a long blog post by Steve Buttry, often referenced in this space, about the lessons he learned from his time as the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which ended five years ago.
There are lessons about disaster response—there was a major flood in the city just as Buttry took the job—newsroom leadership and managing innovation and upheaval, but it’s the first section that I found most interesting, and I think you will too…

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There is a major difference between self-improvement and self-defeat. Self-defeat is when we give up when our lives face adversity. Self-improvement is when we seize the opportunity to grow and mature through adversity, making us better men.
In my life, from early adulthood to the present, there has been a steady progression of continual education and self-improvement…

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