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Fun At Work: How The Chicago Bears Keep Their Players Engaged

The film rooms for the offensive and defensive lines of the Chicago Bears has a different feel to it this year. Every lineman who comes into the rooms knows there’s a possibility something great might be just around the corner.

I’m not talking about blocking for a long run or protecting on a great pass. That’s what offensive linemen do. It’s part of the job, usually done with little fanfare or credit. But in Chicago, there’s something special brewing under head coach Matt Nagy.

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How To Handle A Star Employee’s Bad Behavior: Kareem Hunt Gets Fired

While there are still five weeks left in the NFL season, I know which team I’ll be cheering for come the playoffs.

The one that just fired its star player.

On Friday, hours after a video of him assaulting a woman surfaced on the internet, the Kansas City Chiefs released star running back Kareem Hunt. Hunt, who was not only the team’s leading rusher but one of their most dynamic playmakers, will not receive any further compensation from the team.

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Fired Up Or Phoning It In? Lessons From The Oakland Raiders Debacle

This past Sunday, I sat down to watch a little bit of the Oakland Raiders game. I’ll be honest—I wasn’t planning on watching the game; it was what was on when I flipped the television on. After all, not even Oakland Raiders fans want to watch the Raiders play these days.

That might sound harsh if you’re not an NFL fan; and if you’re not a fan, you might not know that Oakland has undergone a bit of a rebuild this season. After luring former coach Jon Gruden back to the Bay this offseason, the Raiders have turned their eye toward the future—namely 2020, when they officially become the Las Vegas Raiders.

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What You Can Learn About Professional Growth From Alabama Backup Quarterback Jalen Hurts

This Saturday, the Heisman Trophy will be awarded in New York. The frontrunner, according to most oddsmakers, is the quarterback from the University of Alabama. Tua Tagovailoa is an amazing story.

But this column is about the Alabama player who is an even better story, Jalen Hurts.

The career of Jalen Hurts is a three-act play, broken down by numbers.

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl Hangover: How Do You Maintain Success?

The Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl Hangover: How Do You Maintain Success?

If you’re a sports fan, you’ve known about curses.

No, not the kind that the microphones accidentally pick up during a game broadcast—the kind that prohibits your favorite team or athlete from achieving success. Once upon a time, the sports landscape seemed to be littered with supernatural efforts against certain folks.

One of the most famous was The Curse of the Bambino, which kept the Red Sox from enjoying a World Series title from 1918 until 2004. Close on its heels was The Curse of the Billy Goat, the genesis of Chicago’s lovable losers, the Cubs, from 1908 until 2016.

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Playing For More Than A Paycheck: Bruce Irvin Joins The Atlanta Falcons

Sometimes, a tweet can say it all.

After being released from the slow-moving train wreck that is the Oakland Raiders franchise, defensive end Bruce Irvin did what many people expected he would: he signed a contract with a potential playoff team.

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Don Yaeger - Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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