Tim O'Keefe Blog


A Multiple Metaphor Approach to Team Building

By my final year as a coach I started each practice with deep breaths, and “put your superman on!” poses. There are many reasons that this was brilliant in my view. Controlling physiology is huge in athletics and in life. And since I was more interested in their big game. This was something that got into...


Intelligence and Wisdom

There is a saying that the  schools are too full of educated idiots.  My bias bell rings true on that one.  And I think any wise man is willing to consider one’s own bias. The smart man learns from his mistakes, the wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Indeed it seems wisdom requires a...

Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch on Brick Walls

If you have not seen the Final Lecture then here it is for you: Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned...