Our Lectures and Teaching

Michael Gervais presents an exercise for examining performance under pressure.

The Leap at USC (shorter clips)

This is for you: Shine that light: Shine that Light on Them (Pete Carroll) - YouTube

Self Awareness: Gary Vaynerchuk EPIC Self Awareness Motivational Video! - YouTube

Full interview with Gary V: Gary Vaynerchuk | USC Entrepreneur Talk | 2015 - YouTube

Pete Carroll on Self Power: Pete Carroll’s Closing Message to Students | 2014 - YouTube

Articles and videos by Dr. Fox and others

Gratitude: Changing Your Life and Changing the World - Dr. Glenn Fox with Martha Stroud of the USC Shoah Foundation (Nov. 2017)

The Right Way to Express Gratitude This Holiday Season - Dr. Glenn Fox, Fortune (Oct. 2017)


External Resources

We have assembled a short list of talks, papers, and websites that also address performance. Note that the content and opinions shared by these resources is entirely that of those authors.

Vision and Big Dreams

I Dreamed Big Dreams (Howard Schultz) - YouTube

Momentum and Movement: Momentum and Movement (Mark Burnett) - YouTube

Trusting Your Gut & Regret (Cindy Crawford) - YouTube

Life and Time

Life is Precious (Kay Koplovitz) - YouTube

Don’t Waste Precious Time (Tom Freston) - YouTube


Gratitude (Cindy Crawford) - YouTube

Getting Paid in Happiness (Jessica Jackley) - YouTube

High Performance Mindset, Mindfulness, Psychology

High Performance Mindset (Michael Gervais & Pete Carroll) - YouTube

Risk and Failure

Fail Now, Fail Often (Tom Barrack & Rob Lowe) - YouTube

Risk and Failure (Ben Van de Bunt) - YouTube

You’re Young, Take Risks (Eric Baker) - YouTube

TED Talks

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown: Listening to Shame

Simon Sinek: Start with Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Adam Grant: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

Guy Winch: Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid

Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness

Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do

John Wooden: The Difference between Winning and Succeeding