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Lasell College Alumni Profile: Chris Johnson

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Lasell College just published a short article regarding my time in the grad program. If you're interested in grad school, it's worth a read!

Leading From The Trenches

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (2)

The age of discovery was a fascinating time of rapid change and exploration where the world was still being explored, scientific thought was new, and war romanticized. Stretching from the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th with the reaching of the south pole, the age of discovery was a time for reaching into the unknown and pushing boundaries. Running adjunct to the capstone of this period was world war one. World war one is a period ...

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Intro to Sports Administration

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Hi everyone, 

As most of you have noticed, I haven't posted in a while and I appologize.  Sorry, but not sorry, bussiness has been doing very well so I have not be keeping up with the site as much as I would like.  With that said, I am sharing the Sports Administration class introduction video I just made in order to share how fun my industry can be if you are passionate about what you do.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Lessons from Batman: Enter the cave

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” - Joseph Campbell


As a young boy I always admired athletes. Growing up in a small seaport town with a strong history of winning sports teams bread the idea in me that good athletes are on a higher level than the rest of the population. As I have since grown up and crossed paths with countless astonishing athletes; some world class fantastic and admirable people and others with piss poor eth...

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On Being Brave & Bold

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Very rarely do I meet anyone who does not desire to improve their life. Even the people who claim everything is great and simply want to keep it status quo have something they wish they could do better. Yet, how often do you see people getting out of the rut and truly changing their lives. Unfortunately, not as often as we would like. Yes, people join groups and sign up for programs so they can claim they are making a difference, but how often do they actually take the action necessary to...

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Sports Digest Article Highlight: Intervention - Sports as a Mechanism for Behavior Change

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sports play a much greater role in our development than we give them credit.  Please check out this short piece I wrote in the Sports Digest to learn more. Intervention: Sports as a Mechanism for Behavior Change.  Thank you!

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Chris Johnson 

What it Means To Be Alpha: Serotonin, the leadership chemical

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems that everyone in today’s society wants to be an Alpha (fe)male. They see a picture of a wolf with a quote about being a lonely wolf at the top or a cowardly sheep at the bottom then race to their friends section on Facebook and start deleting everyone…well, not quite but they definitely attempt to justify why no one wants to sit next to them at the cafe.


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Why We Follow Our Leaders: Trust, Symbols, and Purpose

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Leaders are such because they are the ones who venture into the unknown. They go first and take the risk, leading those who choose to follow into unknown territory. What is it that followers see in leaders which allows them to put their faith in another individual? People it turns out have an innate tendency to form communities. Stretching back as far as the dawn of the cognitive revolution roughly 70,000 years ago people started imagining reality which allow them to form small bands. T...

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The OODA Loop: An essential part of victory

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My college cross country coach would always remind us, if we are not moving forward, we are moving backwards. He had a great point, we always have to be aware of where we are, what’s going on around us, and what we need to do to improve the situation.


John Boyd was an American military strategist in the mid-late 20th century who is perhaps one of the must underrated figures in military ...

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The Duality of Choice: How leaders make hard decisions

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Throughout our day we are constantly reminded of the duality of life. From physical forces such as north and south on a magnet to symbolic representations such as the symbol ying and yang. Even our emotions are described to us as opposites, love and hate, happy and sad. Leadership is no different. Leaders are constantly challenged by the duality of life. Every day leaders are presented with challenging decisions regarding the constant battle between expansion and sustainment.


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