Talk Your Book: Coaching the Yankees

On this edition of Talk Your Book, we sat down with Dana Cavalea, former strength and conditioning coach with the New York Yankees.

We discussed:

  • Why don’t more businesses have their own performance coaches?
  • What happens when you find your dream job at age 23
  • Managing $300 million in human capital
  • Lessons about work and life from Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and A-Rod
  • Avoiding energy vampires
  • The guru era
  • The importance of routine and repetition
  • Taking time off in sports and business
  • Why even the best performers need to take time off to relax
  • The similarities between coaching performance on the field and in business

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For more on Coach Cavalea, see here.

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