Entries by Harris Cohen

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PUT ME IN COACH

It was 1925, the Yankees regular first baseman, Wally Pip was in a dreadful slump, and a young 23-year-old named Lou Gehrig, replaced him in the lineup. He stayed in that lineup for over 14 years, never missing a game, and became one of the greatest baseball legends of all time. He was a shy, […]

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Things to Think About

Sit down and compile a list of mentors in your life. For the purpose of this exercise, exclude familymembers. • Once you have compiled this list, take a moment to thankeach of these people for the gifts that they have givenyou. • Now the tough part. Think of how you have used theteachings of your […]

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The Mick

I chose this chapter from my book to illustrate the power of combining stories with exercises to facilitate change. The story highlights the challange and the excercises offer a way to change the outcome. It was 1956. My father and I were going together to a Yankee game.Talk about excitement! I’m going with my live-in […]

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THE STORM OF THE CENTURY

It is amazing to realize the incredible force of Mother Nature. As the storm was raging, I took a look outside to see three 50 ft. high Leyland Cypress trees being forced to the ground. The incredible amount of strength that that requires is almost unimaginable. The wind, literally, took these trees to the ground, […]

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

It’s the same old thing, each year people make New Year’s resolutions and they last approximately one to two months. Why is that? The reason is that most people are unable to change their self-image or internal representation of that particular situation. The ability to change takes time, effort and direction. Imagine for a moment […]

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In the Face of Adversity

As you may know, I am a huge fan of the New York Yankees. I have been a Yankee fan all my life, probably because my father was a Yankee nut. To see what has happened to the Yankees this spring is disheartening to say the least. The situation, however, is an important metaphor for […]

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Go Yankees

In light of all the superstar players placed on the disabled list for the New York Yankees, it is a wonder that they are doing as well as they are-or is it? What it really comes down to is a combination of great managing and commitment on the part of individuals to rise to the […]