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10 Inspiring Leadership Quotes from Winning Super Bowl Coaches

10 Inspiring Leadership Quotes from Winning Super Bowl Coaches

Even if you don’t care about throwin’ the old pig skin around, a coach is always a great example of leadership. I gathered some great quotes from NFL coaches who have one the Super Bowl so that you can give your week a kick start!                     Hope these make a great sporty addition to your quotes Pinterest board. Tell us which is your favorite, or feel free to add your own quotes below!  

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Relating Dance Floor Theory to Pixar’s Inside Out

Relating Dance Floor Theory to Pixar’s Inside Out

“Don’t be sad, get glad”. This is a common everyday phrase that is often used when an individual is trying to cheer someone else up.   However, in Pixar’s Inside-Out there is an underlying message, since all the main characters of the movie are emotions. At the beginning of the movie Joy, Madness, Disgust, and Fear were all members of the dance floor and actively participating in making their humans’, or Riley’s, emotional life a success.  The fifth emotion, Sadness, however, was on the outskirts of the dance floor and hardly ever participated in making Riley’s emotional life a success.  In fact, when sadness did start to go from meh to hmm… and developed a desire to participate in Riley’s emotional life success (the dance floor for the emotions), she was  persuaded to stay on the outskirts of the dance […]

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4 Ideas to Make Your Superbowl Party a Touchdown

4 Ideas to Make Your Superbowl Party a Touchdown

Half the room is grunting and shouting at the big screen, and screaming at the refs for bad calls. A quarter of the room is just trying to understand what the heck they are watching. The final quarter is wondering if their nails would look cute in the team colors.  Ah, The Superbowl. I am not really into sports myself, but I do always get excited this time of year because I love the community and holiday-feel of the event. I also love the commercials, but who doesn’t? If you are hosting (or just going to) a Superbowl party this year, take the opportunity to add the extra “umph” that will get all the types of people listed above to get to know each other and have a blast. Start with the food. It’s no party without the chips and dip, and […]

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Can I Quote You On That? – Introducing a Quotes Board to your Team

Can I Quote You On That? – Introducing a Quotes Board to your Team

“Nobody ever calls me!” – Tom “Do you want me to call you sometimes?” – Sabina  “No, I’m good, I’ll talk to my cats.” – Tom Today it hit me that something we do over at Swift Kick HQ is a GREAT team building activity that we should share with the world. Throughout the week, the Swift Kick team says about 1.4 million ridiculous and hilarious things. We have been keeping a running tab of all these statements, out of context, on our quotes board. The quotes board absolutely brings us closer to the team, especially because each quarter we start it again on day 1 of the retreat, and even brand new interns become part of the list. If you say something silly, you are not safe from documentation. A couple more reasons quotes boards are so great at […]

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What We Can Learn About Being a Great Community Member From Man’s Best Friend

What We Can Learn About Being a Great Community Member From Man’s Best Friend

Did you wonder why dogs have a shorter lifespan in comparison to humans?  Well, it’s because they understand important life concepts a lot sooner than most of the human population.  Our furry friends do not seem to care about the big things, but rather notice the little acts of kindness that make life worth living.  These adorable pups seem to love humans every day unconditionally and in spite of whatever life throws their way. So what notes can humans take from dogs to make their life experiences ones that are more aimed to the greater good of the whole  community? 1) Do not sweat the events that appear to be big life events (at the moment). Who cares if your significant other is late to a meal? At least they were able to eat with you that day. Think about […]

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Say YES if it scares you; Say NO when it overwhelms

Say YES if it scares you; Say NO when it overwhelms

I started my college career proudly telling the board of the club I was a member of that I was a follower, not a leader. I felt that my role was to support from the crowd, while someone else did the leadership and organizing. And then, something changed at the end of my sophomore year. At the same time, I applied to be the internal PR of that club, and to be an orientation leader the next fall. I don’t know why, but I had suddenly decided that if these things terrified me, then I needed to do them.  Thank goodness I did, because both experiences turned me into the person I am today. I became a leader, with big ideas, learned about serving those around me, and felt the adrenaline rush every time I put my natural talents to […]

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When You’re the Only One Who Wants to Do Icebreakers

When You’re the Only One Who Wants to Do Icebreakers

“Hey Mom and Dad! Before we get started with dinner, what was your rose and thorn today? Mom, you start!” Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? If your family is anything like mine, you might be met with blank stares if you said this over your pasta. Since I started working at Swift Kick, my daily struggle is trying to use the awesome tactics student leaders use at meetings for my post-college life. How can I subtly get my family talking to each other? How can I get my friends to do something OTHER than hang out in the Starbucks parking lot? How can I get my introverted boyfriend to tell me random things? Trust me, the rate of success with ice-breakers is admittedly low outside campus walls, in my experience.  Last week, I went to my first Paint Nite with an old college […]

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Avoid the “School, & Work, & Leadership Activities…Oh My!!!” Mentality When Confronting Stress

Avoid the “School, & Work, & Leadership Activities…Oh My!!!” Mentality When Confronting Stress

If you’re watching the weather, you know that many parts of the United States are awaiting the arrival of an epic snow storm, but this storming is nothing in comparison to the storming the spring semester stress can cause on a college campus. It’s that time of year again! The Fall semester is over but the spring semester, at the college campuses, is just starting up. This of course means that everyone who is a part of the college campus environment is being thrown into the same frenzy! You may even hear a returning student, start to scream, “School, and work, and activities … Oh My!!!” Okay, so maybe the people on your campus are not that dramatic, but how can campus leaders help other campus leaders to manage their stress? This is an especially important question because a lot […]

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[VIDEO] Watch Tom Talk to APCA’s Eric Lambert About Swift Kick & His Leadership Story

[VIDEO] Watch Tom Talk to APCA’s Eric Lambert About Swift Kick & His Leadership Story

You may have heard Tom tell you about Dance Floor Theory, but have you sat on a couch with him and heard his story and his vision? No? Then hit play, and get to know our founder. He’s cool people. Thanks for watching, and HUGE thanks to APCA for the opportunity! Note: Since this video was filmed, some aspects of Swift Kick have changed. For example, we closed down Student Launcher to focus our attention on Swift Kick as a leadership program. Never be afraid to change things up to move towards your biggest dream!

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[VIDEO] Dance Floor Theory Gets a Fancy New Video

[VIDEO] Dance Floor Theory Gets a Fancy New Video

After rounds of edits, adjustments, and merry making, we finally released our new Dance Floor Theory intro video to the world! If you have 2.2 seconds, can you give it a “thumbs up” on Youtube? If you have 5 mins and 25 seconds, you should watch the whole thing. Interested in learning more about Dance Floor Theory and our campus trainings? The fun starts —> HERE

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