As part of the David D. Glass Distinguished Lecture Series, the MSU College of Business welcomed Dr. Jason Selk to campus on Monday, November 10. Dr. Selk presented three highly motivational presentations while on campus including: a session for business students, an event for business alumni and community members, and a special presentation for student athletes.
Dr. Selk encouraged each audience to develop what he calls “relentless solution focus” the ultimate measure of mental toughness. According to Selk, the main obstacle to mental toughness is problem- centered thinking. He showed his audiences how to move to solution-based thinking and how to overcome the obstacles that often get in the way. Participants left with a daily success log to aid them in changing their thinking.
Stephanie Hurt, COB alumnus and Senior Managing Advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors said, “I had many ah-ha moments while listening to Dr. Selk’s presentation and plan to use his advice not only at BKD Wealth Advisors, but in my personal life as well. After attending his and Colin Powell’s presentation, I cannot wait to see what else Missouri State’s David Glass Lecture Series has in store for our community.”
Dr. Selk served as the Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals and helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years. In 2011 he assisted the Cardinals in the historic feat of winning their second World Championship in a six-year period. Dr. Selk is a regular contributor to Forbes, ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC radio and television and has been featured in USA Today, CNBC, Men’s Health, Shape and Self Magazine. His second book, Executive Toughness, is a best-selling business book and his first book, 10-Minute Toughness, is on pace to be one of the best-selling sport psychology books of all time.
The David D. Glass Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 1998 to bring speakers to campus each year to educate students. Mr. Glass graduated from MSU in 1960 with a degree in accounting and went on to become President and Chief Executive Officer for Walmart Stores, Inc. He is also the current owner of the Kansas City Royals.