Athlos Academies Blog
Being lost is something we all try to avoid. Apprehension, despair, confusion, and hopelessness are a handful of the emotions a lost person experiences. Many of the Athlos Performance Character traits are employed when overcoming these distressing elements of being lost. The Athlos Academies staff recently read the book What is the What by Dave Eggers, which is a story of the Lost Boys of Sudan and how one of these young men, Valentino Achak Deng, exemplifies optimism, initiative, and grit in the face of unfathomable circumstances.
This month Athlos staff read The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle and discussed how we can incorporate principles from the book in order to turn Athlos schools into “talent hotbeds.” The premise of The Talent Code is that talent is not a natural gift, but rather something that can be taught. This book happens to be a favorite of mine. I’ve read it multiple times now, and each time I come away from it with a new understanding.
Athlos staff recently enjoyed a highly engaging book club discussion on The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. This phenomenal story of the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic rowing team is a great showcase of the three Athlos Pillars of Performance.