What Makes Olympians, Purpose Effect, Men and Women at Work
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 954
- Aug 10, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:10:17 mins
What makes Olympians (16:04) Dr. Brooke Macnamara is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Her research interest rest mainly in skill acquisition and expertise, communications, bilingualism, and working memory. As children we heard the phrase, “Practice makes perfect.” As adults we have heard about the “10,000 hour-rule”, if you practice anything for 10,000 hours you will become an expert in that field. This raises the questions, “Does practice make an Olympian?” and “Can my child be the next Michael Phelps?” Dr. Macnamara on what makes an Olympian. Coach's Corner - Sports and Kids (40:04) Dr. Matt Townsend on having resonable expectation from youth sports The Purpose Effect (1:03:00) Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Dan Pontefract, author of THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization, explains how to find purpose in life. When Men and Women Work Together (1:49:51) Dr. Joseph Baker is a cognitive psychologist at Stanford University and lead author received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Utah State in 2013. When working with your spouse or someone of the opposite gender, sometimes we wonder why they do things the way they do- it’s like they have a completely different way of thinking. And that might be exactly what’s going on. Maybe this is because men and women’s brains work differently when they are working together. Dr. Baker shares his research in what happens when men and women work together.