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Why I Don’t Trust The Research

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Sales research shows one part of a picture. It’s a view from a certain angle. From that angle you get a very clear picture. Of something. But not everything.From a different view, you get a completely different picture. It’s a very clear picture too. This view is equally as compelling as the other view.The people that did the research in both cases are good and thoughtful people. They had a hypothesis. They tested it. They discovered something useful, something worth sharing. And they shared it.Conflicting Ideas and InsightsBut the research doesn’t jive. The first picture contradicts the second picture.Sales research is sometimes conducted by surveying sales managers. That research gives you some insight into what sales managers see, hear, and feel. It provides you with one view.Other sales research is conducted by surveying customers. That gives you a very different view and a different insight. It tells you how customers perceive salespeople and sales organizations—and it sometimes teaches you how customers perceive their own buying habits.Still other research studies the entire sales organization. This gives you a very different view of how that organization views customer acquisition, customer experience, and customer retention.Use the ResearchNone of this research gives you the whole picture. But that doesn’t mean the research isn’t useful.Even though I don’t trust any particular piece of research on its own to provide the whole truth, the view that it provides is useful. It can inform your decisions, but it shouldn’t be the sole basis for how you make decisions. It can expose differences with other research that are worth exploring to determine when one approach or one decision may be better than a different approach or a different decision.You don’t have to trust research completely to use it. You need to trust your ability to discern what is useful for you and what isn’t in the present moment or under a certain set of circumstances.last_img read more

a month agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson admits Benteke confidence rock bottom

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson admits Benteke confidence rock bottomby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admits Christian Benteke’s confidence is rock bottom.The 28-year-old missed a fantastic opportunity to seal the victory in Palace’s last-gasp 1-1 draw with Wolves on Sunday, leaving him goalless for the season and with just four goals in his last 52 Premier League appearances.Hodgson said: “We cannot do more than we have been doing for a long period of time because unfortunately his confidence hasn’t been at the highest level because he hasn’t scored the goals that he wants to score, and the club want him to score.”But we work very hard with him to make certain that he realises there’s other aspects of his game that we appreciate and we still want him to give us every time he plays.”It’s not because he doesn’t try hard enough. It’s not because he doesn’t want to score goals badly. It just is a rut that he finds himself in and we’re working hard with him on the training field to try and help him to get out of it.” last_img read more

24 days agoSon of AC Milan director Boban slams coach Giampaolo

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Son of AC Milan director Boban slams coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of AC Milan director Zvonimir Boban has slammed coach Marco Giampaolo.Giampaolo is under huge pressure at Milan after defeat to Fiorentina – marking the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years.And Rafael Boban has added to the speculation by taking to social media today.”Milan,” he wrote in his stories on ‘Instagram’, “has many quality players, the problem is the coach.”Boban Jr went onto praise the qualities of former Milan coach Max Allegri, now a free agent after leaving Juventus. last_img read more

Six stories in the news for today Oct 24

first_imgSix stories in the news for Tuesday, Oct. 24———FISCAL UPDATE TO BOOST CHILD-POVERTY SPENDINGThe Trudeau government is expected to announce more money for children and the working poor, along with shrinking federal deficits, in a crowd-pleasing economic update Tuesday that the Liberals are counting on to draw attention away from their embattled finance minister. But despite the economy’s surprisingly strong performance in early 2017, Finance Minister Bill Morneau still isn’t expected to provide a timeline to bring the federal books back to balance. Morneau is expected to enhance the Canada Child Benefit, which the government boasts has already lifted 300,000 children out of poverty.———MORE DETAILS ON RELIGIOUS NEUTRALITY BILLQuebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee is expected to provide further details this morning about how the government’s controversial Bill 62 will be implemented. The law bans people from giving or receiving public services if their face is covered. The legislation has been widely derided, with critics saying it targets Muslim women. It applies to public transit, meaning bus and subway drivers might have to tell people they can’t get on if they don’t show their face.———TRUDEAU LIBERALS SCORE QUEBEC UPSET IN BYELECTIONJustin Trudeau’s Liberals have pulled off a stunning byelection upset, snatching the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Jean away from the Conservatives. Lac-Saint-Jean had been held since 2007 by former Conservative minister Denis Lebel until his retirement last spring. Prior to that, it was a Bloc Quebecois stronghold. Richard Hebert, former mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini, won the riding Monday for the Liberals. The Conservatives held onto another long-time Tory riding, however. Dane Lloyd, a 26-year-old with a history of posting controversial views in social media, easily retained the Edmonton riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland with 77 per cent of the vote.———EX-BOYFRIEND CONTINUES TESTIMONY AT BABCOCK TRIALThe trial of two men accused of killing a Toronto woman and burning her body is expected to hear more testimony from her ex-boyfriend today. Shawn Lerner told court Monday he last heard from Laura Babcock in a text on July 1, 2012, and says he filed a missing persons report with police two weeks after that text. Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., are charged with first-degree murder in Babcock’s death. The body of the 23-year-old has not been found. Both have pleaded not guilty.———JUDGE EXPECTED TO RULE IN ELECTION ACT CASEA judge is expected to rule today on an application for a directed verdict in the trial of two Ontario Liberals facing bribery charges under the Election Act. Lawyers for Pat Sorbara, who was Premier Kathleen Wynne’s deputy chief of staff and Liberal campaign director, and local Liberal fundraiser Gerry Lougheed argued earlier this month in a Sudbury, Ont., court for the case to be tossed. Their directed verdict application calls on the judge to dismiss the charges before the defence has even called any witnesses, arguing the Crown hasn’t proven its case.———TRI-COASTAL CANADA 150 JOURNEY NEARS ENDAn ice breaker is on its way to Victoria, marking the last leg in a months-long expedition around Canada’s three coasts. Canada C3 began June 1 when the Polar Prince took off from Toronto on a journey to connect Canadians and celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. The ship has travelled up the Saint Lawrence River, around Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Northwest Passage, and down the Pacific Coast.———last_img read more

Ohio State field hockey wraps up home schedule with 2 weekend matches

OSU sophomore midfield Morgan Kile (8) carries the ball for the on Oct. 2 against Maryland at Buckeye Varsity Field. Credit: Whitney Wilson / Lantern photographerTime and change will surely show this weekend for the four seniors of the Ohio State field hockey team as they play their last two home games at Buckeye Varsity Field for senior weekend. As the season quickly approaches the long awaited tournament time, energy will be high as OSU (8-6, 4-2) faces off against No. 16 Northwestern (10-6, 3-3) on Friday and nonconference opponent California (9-5, 4-1) on Sunday. Coming off of their first win against Iowa on Sunday since 2010, the Buckeyes are moving forward toward with their eye on the Big Ten prize — especially the graduating players. Co-captains and seniors Peanut Johnson and Emma Royce said they look forward to wrapping up on a good note and expect everyone to truly give it their all. “I just want to leave with a good feeling,” Johnson said. “It’s the last two home games so everything’s sinking in, and I just definitely want to play the absolute best that I can”.Royce agrees, recalling her early years on the team when she gave her all for her older teammates.“I just remember when I was a freshman, sophomore, junior, having the feeling of wanting to give everything for those people who are about to leave,” Royce said. “So hopefully we see that extra push from them.”Northwestern’s strong season is being seen as welcome competition from the Buckeyes. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she looks for her team to stand up to the challenge. “I like our matchup with Northwestern because we usually have a really competitive game,” Wilkinson said. “We both have a lot at stake, it’s the Big Ten. If we can maintain possession and  finish our chances we’ll be all right.”The 19th-ranked Wildcats are coming off a shutout 3-0 victory against Michigan State on Sunday, leading with shots 25-1, and penalty corners 19-0. Their trek to Columbus on Friday will be their final Big Ten game of the season. Royce said she has no doubt that the Buckeyes are fully prepared both mentally and physically to successfully take on both the Wildcats and the Golden Bears this weekend. “Northwestern has a strong season every year, we’re by no means underestimating them,” Royce said. “But at the same time we have every faith that we’re going to come out with two wins this weekend.”The Buckeyes are set to face off against Northwestern on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and California at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.Senior spotlightPeanut Johnson, forward, Dayton, OhioTwo-time All-Big Ten selection Two-time second-team all-National Field Hockey Coaches Association West RegionHas started 56 of 69 career games with 33 goals and 20 assists for 86 pointsRanks ninth in the Big Ten in goals (nine)Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16)Three times this year has had five points in a gameGoals in six games this year (OSU is 5-1 in those contests)Team captain in 2015Emma Royce, Back, London, England2013 Big Ten all-tournament teamTwo-time Big Ten preseason watch list choiceTwo-time team captainHas started 67 of 68 career gamesTeam leader this year with five assists13 goals and 12 assists in her career for 38 pointsFour multi-point games this year (OSU is 4-0 in those contests)Team captain in 2015Sydney Stype, goalkeeper, Upper Arlington, OhioThree-time Academic all-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)Four-time NFHCA National Academic selection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)Four-time OSU scholar athlete (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)Appeared in games during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons.Annie VonderBrink, forward/midfield, Kettering, OhioAcademic all-Big Ten (2013)OSU scholar athlete (2012, 2013)NFHCA National Academic Squad (2012)Veteran of 40 career gamesTwo goals and two assists for six pointsScored this year in the season opener against Saint Louis. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball splits pair of weekend road games

OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerDespite going into two road matches as heavy favorites to win both, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was able to come away with just one victory this weekend.On Friday, the No. 12 Buckeyes had their losing streak extended to three in a surprising upset loss to Maryland (13-15, 3-11) before rebounding against Rutgers (4-22, 1-12) on Saturday for their 20th win of the season.OSU’s loss to the Terrapins — just its second in program history — came by way of a three-set sweep, but the game was more closely contested than the final score indicated as each set was decided by only two points (25-23, 28-26, 27-25).The loss came despite the best efforts of senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who came off the bench to lead her team with 12 kills. Junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (nine kills, three blocks) and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell (nine kills, two blocks) also broke the double-digit point barrier.In place of freshman Taylor Hughes, who sat out both weekend games as she continues to nurse a left elbow injury, senior setter Emily Ruetter contributed 35 assists. Maryland’s redshirt senior outside hitter Adreene Elliott was a thorn in the side of the Buckeyes all night, leading all players with 22.5 points on 18 kills, four service aces and one block assist.Serving proved to be an area of difficulty for the OSU once again, as it committed 12 service errors against only three aces.Defensively, the Scarlet and Gray weren’t as sharp as usual, allowing Maryland to hit at a .270 attack percentage, which is well above the .163 mark that OSU had allowed to opponents entering the game.OSU raced out to a 9-6 lead in the first set, but Maryland came charging back with a 6-0 run to take the lead. The Terrapins would extend their advantage to as much as five before the Buckeyes charged back to level things at 21. From there, the home team retook momentum, ultimately squeaking out the narrow win to take an early lead in the match, despite being out-attacked .216 to .114 in the opening set.Maryland led most of the way in the second set, but OSU grabbed multiple late leads at 22-20 and 24-23, threatening to even the match at one set apiece. The Buckeyes couldn’t finish the job, though, as they fell in extra points after several costly errors.In the final set, the Buckeyes were the ones who held the lead for most of the way, but much like set two, they couldn’t finish the deal even though they attacked at a .385 clip. With a 24-22 lead and a chance to extend the match, Maryland again forced extra points and overcame the late deficit to complete the upset.A date with last-place Rutgers proved to be what OSU needed to snap its three-game losing streak, as it ran away with a sweep (25-13, 25-16, 25-19). The three-set victory is the Buckeyes’ third in as many games over the Scarlet Knights since they joined the Big Ten last year.Mitchell again led the way with 12 kills, while freshman outside hitter Audra Appold added 10. OSU was able to get back on track from the service line, racking up eight aces — led by Campbell’s three — against five errors.After going down 3-2 early in the first set, the Buckeyes went on an 11-0 run to take a commanding lead and would not trail again for the remainder of the match, coming away with decisive victories in all three frames. Led by Ruetter’s 35 assists, the Buckeyes attacked consistently throughout the match, putting up at least a .360 attack percentage in each set en route to a .372 rate for the contest.Meanwhile, Rutgers’ offense was held to a .138 hitting percentage on the evening and hit above .100 in just one of three sets, partly thanks to five blocks by Sandbothe.With six games left in Big Ten play, OSU now has a 9-5 conference record, leaving them tied with Purdue for fifth place in the conference standings.The Buckeyes are set to return to their home court on Wednesday, looking to complete a season sweep of No. 18 Illinois. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. read more

An hour with OSU athletic director Gene Smith

Lantern sports editor Zack Meisel sat down for an exclusive interview with Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith last week to discuss a number of topics, including Big Ten expansion and compliance issues in college athletics. The following is an excerpt from the interview. Check back with The Lantern all quarter for more from Meisel’s interview with Smith. The Lantern: Are you sick of the word ‘expansion’ yet? Smith: No, not really. It’s funny, because I’m watching everybody else. We’re basically done for now. I don’t know if we’ll expand any more, I really don’t. It’s a possibility, but what’s interesting is watching the rest of the landscape with the WAC and the Mountain West, and there’s rumors about the SEC. TL: When you see the turmoil at programs like USC and North Carolina, what goes through your mind? GS: I feel for them. I’ve been there, as an athletic director, when I first came to Ohio State and actually had it at Arizona State. I was on the NCAA infractions committee, so I heard cases, Michigan’s case, Utah’s case, a whole bunch of them. So I feel for them, because at the end of the day, everyone’s trying to do what’s right. And there’s some things you can’t control. I don’t know their particular situations. But do we have some bad people in the business? No doubt. But 99 percent of our people are trying to do it the right way, and outside influences take them to where they are. TL: In the case of Georgia receiver A.J. Green the report was that he sold his own jersey. Can you at least see where he’s coming from, maybe feel for the kid? He knew he was wrong, but some of these kids — maybe it’s the situation they’re in? GS: See, I don’t. My thing is, if one of our kids really needs money and they’re in dire straits, they should have a relationship with their coach where they can share that. Then we find a way to help them. … I could give you countless stories where our kids have come to us and said, ‘I’ve got this problem.’ And so then we find a way to solve it. And there are ways to solve it. Philosophically, going to your point, should we be able to allow kids to sell jerseys or their likenesses and make money? I believe that, but I believe that money should be saved in an account for them for when they graduate. If you open that door and you allow every kid to monetize their persona, holy smokes. So I’m good with it if we said, ‘Whatever a kid’s jersey value is, you sell it, but you take a portion of that money because you have expenditures, you take the profit from it and put it in an account, if the kid graduates.’ I wouldn’t give it to them unless they graduate, they get the money. I’ve always said that that’s the way to go. TL: What was it like being named athletic director of the year by the Sports Business Journal? GS: It was funny, I was supposed to go on a vacation with my wife and we had three other couples we were going with. We were leaving on a Wednesday night, and I remember getting a call and they saw that I wasn’t coming. They invite six ADs to come and one of the six wins, it’s kind of like the Oscars. So I wasn’t going to go because I didn’t think I was going to win. I told the guy, ‘Look, I’m going on vacation with my wife.’ And he said, ‘Mr. Smith, I can’t tell you that you should be here, but I want to tell you that Sean McManus from CBS is going to provide the award and it’s probably to your advantage to be here.’ And I said, ‘OK, I think I get what you’re saying, but here’s my deal: If I tell my wife I’m going to be a day late to this vacation spot, you’ve got my back, right?’ And he said, ‘No problem, she’ll be happy that you did this.’ That’s exactly how it went. One, I was moved in that moment. I was there in front of those people and I felt great that I was able to represent the department and get that award because I’m just standing on the shoulders of a whole lot of people who do a whole lot of work. TL: And it made the vacation even better. GS: It made the vacation a whole lot better because I was able to take the trophy with me. And I had my buddies down there, helping me, protecting my back. TL: What, if any, major flaws does the Ohio State athletic department still have that you’re working on? GS: A lot of our stuff is in facilities. My predecessor, Andy (Geiger), did an unbelievable job with the ‘Shoe, the Schott, Bill Davis Stadium, Jesse Owens. Now, we have to take all of those other sports and get their facilities up to par. We just finished field hockey. I remember our first game here in ’05, I was standing on the practice field with Tressel one evening, it was getting dark, and we didn’t have lights out there. So, that’s always been on my to-do list, is to get what we just completed done. So it’s a lot of little projects that are highly important. We’ve got the boathouse that’ll be done in December, tennis we have one of the top three tennis programs in the country, which most people are surprised at, and they have cracks on their court with water coming up the cracks. I hope to have all this done in a short period of time. Of all of those sports with facilities where we want our kids safe and they’re representative of the quality of that team, field hockey just got done and field hockey was playing on a compacted, 10-year-old artificial turf that I know was killing their knees. Anyway, that’s our biggest challenge is getting those facilities done. And then the other piece is staying on the cutting edge, that allows us to continue to communicate with our fans and recruit. This past year, we had 422,000 Facebook views, largest in the country, 51 million hits on our website. We’re setting up a training session for our coaches and some of our staff on Twitter on how to properly use Twitter and maximize our opportunities. That type of stuff is not a flaw as much as it is staying — keeping that focus — staying on the cutting edge. Our core leadership is in our coaching staff, and we have great coaches, so I don’t see many flaws. read more

19M basketball facility installed at the Schottenstein Center

A new practice court at the Schottenstein Center. The new $19 million OSU basketball facilities were unveiled to the media Sept. 3. Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorThe new men’s locker room at the Schottenstein Center was unveiled to the media Sept. 3. Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta called the new $19 million basketball facility “something that’s been needed” for his program.The OSU Athletic Department officially opened the new gym at the Schottenstein Center Tuesday, even though it is not fully complete. Construction on the new facility began after the 2011-2012 season and it was built as an extension to the west side of the Schottenstein Center. It was not all that got a facelift, though, as the old practice courts were also replaced, along with the locker rooms. New shot clocks and bleachers were added as well.A lounge area is available for players on both the men’s and women’s squads, complete with a kitchen area and pingpong table. Players and coaches also have access to a team film room, where they have the option of sitting at brand-new desks as they study.Matta said is was “amazing” to see the finished product and thanked OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith and his staff for all that went into the project.“You gotta give Ohio State, Gene (Smith) and his staff and the people that raised the money and the people that designed it tremendous credit because it’s just a magnificent place,” Matta said. “In terms of the locker rooms, to the training room, to the new weight room, this gymnasium is amazing.”Initially, the project was going to cost OSU just $13 million, Smith said. After getting input from the coaches regarding what they wished to see be a part of the new facilities, however, the price tag went up.“It started at $13 (million) and it escalated to $19 (million) once I involved the coaches,” Smith said. “It went up to $19 (million), and it was the right thing to do.”Smith said the improvements would not have been possible had it not been for a series of external donors, many of whom are former players.“We’ve been blessed,” Smith said. “Michael Redd stepped up and he helped us in a great way and we’ve had a lot of different donors that stepped up.”Redd, who played for the Buckeyes as a guard from 1997 to 2000, donated more money than any other donor, giving $500,000 toward the project. Matta said having former players get involved once they leave OSU is something that is a focus for him and his staff.“I think that is something that, from the outset, we wanted to try to build here is bring back our former players and getting them involved,” Matta said. “For those guys monetarily to contribute — Michael (Redd) has the largest gift ever given by an Ohio State athlete to the university at a half a million dollars.”Another player who has shown support for OSU is Ohioan and current Miami Heat star forward LeBron James, who has his own locker at the new facility. OSU has worn James’ “L23” logo since 2007, and was the first school to do so. Matta said James is a good person to associate with the school, but if he was to suit up for the Buckeyes this winter, he would have to put the work in just like everyone else.“I think that he’s going to have to earn his stripes,” Matta joked. “He’s done a lot of things in his time, but I think from a standpoint, we always want to pay our respects to him for what he did for us in ’07 in terms of us being the first LeBron school. Obviously we get tremendous product from him and I know he’s very proud of what he does for us.”Despite the facility being officially open to the players, Smith said additional funding is still needed to finish the overall project, which is expected to be finished prior to the start of the 2013 season.“We have to finish off the graphics in the facility,” Smith said. “We’ll probably send off an RFP (request for proposal) to hire a company to help design what it looks like. Then we’ll fundraise the dollars for that to try and finish that off.”Smith said the new facility “compares very well” to others at top-notch programs across the country, as OSU took some ideas from both Nebraska and Georgia after seeing each respective place.“We went to Nebraska because they were designing a new facility and Georgia because we heard about the circular locker rooms and we wanted to see what that actually looked like,” Smith said. “We looked at places, but didn’t go overboard. I think one of our principles and philosophies is to do what we need to do, make it exciting but not be ostentatious. And I think we’ve done that here.”Agreeing that having such first-rate facilities can help with recruiting, Matta said he wants young people to come to OSU for more than just athletics.“I don’t want a young man to come here because we have a nice practice facility,” Matta said. “I want him to come for the university. I want him to come for hopefully who we are as people.”Women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff, who is entering his first season at the helm, agreed with Matta but said having separate gyms for both teams gives them the opportunity to practice whenever they want.“For us to have the flexibility to practice whenever we want allows us to help them (student-athletes) really strive to be the best they can be in the classroom also,” McGuff said.Matta said it allows them to not “be as concerned with class schedules.”“From the standpoint of gym availability and that sort of thing, this just gives us a lot more,” Matta said. “It gives us more of the ability to do what we need to do for our players.”Matta said the new practice facility is just another reason he is fortunate to be in the situation he is at OSU.“I consider myself the luckiest person in the world to be here,” Matta said. “It’s my 10th year now, and I’m still blown away at times by what this place stands for and the commitment that they’ve made to us in terms of following through with what they said is very important to me and very important to our players.” read more

Maurizio Sarri admits Alvaro Morata is low on confidence

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Alvaro Morata lacks confidence but he is not worried about the Spaniard’s lack of goals.After making a great start to his Chelsea career following his £60 million transfer from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata has endured an alarming dip in form.Morata did well during the first half of last season, scoring freely during the opening weeks.He struggled during the second half of the season, scoring just one league goal, although he scored two goals as Chelsea won the FA Cup.Morata will likely lead the attack when in the London derby when Chelsea face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.New manager Maurizio Sarri, while speaking in a press conference acknowledged Morata’s lack of confidence. The Independent reports.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I am not worried about Morata,” said Sarri. “Morata is a very great player. I think that, in this moment, he needs only to gain confidence. But he is a great player.”Sarri states that he is not worried about Alvaro Morata whom he describes as a great player who only needs to gain some confidence. #CHEARS— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 17, 2018“Maybe, maybe [he is low on confidence]. He needs to score. As all the strikers in the world do, I think. He needs to gain confidence, but he’s improving so I’m not really worried about him.”last_img read more