Changes Are Afoot: JTTG (& More)

An update: Justtaptheglass.com is under re-development. The page is still live, so you can read the articles as always, but the design is undergoing some updates. On another note…. Spring is the season that new growth begins to peek through, the manifestation of all of the seeds sown and work committed behind the scenes. On …

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NCAA and Amateurism: A Second Look at the Game Behind the Game

In appreciation of the recent landmark ruling allowing college athletes to monetize their names and likenesses, a look back at why this change was long overdue: The NCAA has long vacated the moral high-ground on education. Kids traveling cross-country several times a semester to play games. Schools shuffling conferences like it’s a game of musical …

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Floyd, Chauvin, and Race in America: Where Do We Go from Here?

[My audio commentary here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/floyd-chauvin-race-relations-where-do-we-go-from-here-jttg-may-2021] This article employs race relations as the backdrop for tackling some universal challenges we all face. It’s less about politics than it is about exploring two skills that serve well in all walks: 1) A knack for asking the right questions.  2) The ability to get others aligned with your …

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Silence: Are You Getting Enough of It?

Over at Women 2.0, a look at the dangers of tolerating a cluttered head space: Periods of quiet provide the opportunity for your mind—and spirit—to unscramble riddles that are blocking your advancement. With distraction eliminated, moments of clarity begin to pile up, leading to epiphanies that move you forward. You never know what insights will …

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On Life and Football – An Interview with Referee Rant

Over at my buddy, Ralph’s, “Referee Rant” podcast series, my latest entry: https://refereerant.com/episode-252-the-rant-kene-erike/ We explore my thoughts on COVID, real-world conflict resolution, and navigating the games—within the game—of football. Some time stamps below….

Blame Games: Personal Accountability in the Context of Group Performance

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/blame-games-jttg-september-2020] Over at Women 2.0, a look at the relationship between finger-pointing and group performance: You’ve got to decide how important winning is to you. Weigh the long-term risk of fracturing team chemistry with the here-and-now threat of losing the current skirmish. This can be particularly-tough when dealing with one-off competitions …

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On George Floyd, Donald Trump, and Social Progress

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/on-george-floyd-donald-trump-and-social-progress-jttg-june-2020] A number of people have asked about my thoughts on the George Floyd situation, so I’ll explore that below.

Can You Ever Be Too Careful?: The Case for Calculated Aggression

  Over at Women 2.0, a look at one of the biggest questions arising from the current state of affairs: The following is inspired by the Coronavirus saga. Rather than explore the news and responses related to the events — -which would require some dialogue centered on pathology, confounding variables, and journalistic integrity — -we’ll springboard to a more …

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