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Frustrated Into Action

Frustrated Into Action

My oldest daughter turned 13 this week.  First of all–WOW!  I have a teenager!! Yikes!!! Second of all: For her birthday, instead of a typical party, she chose to gather 5 of her closest friends and do something significant.  She has (rightly) been frustrated...

H. Jackson Brown Was Right

He’s a great writer–and, on top of that, apparently a pretty smart guy. He definitely got this right: “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection.” Strive for excellence...
Being Your Best When it Counts

Being Your Best When it Counts

It’s not being the best that counts, it’s being your best WHEN it counts that really matters. If a runner qualifies for the Olympics, no one cares whether he was the first or last qualifier–what matters is that he qualified! If that runner goes to...

LL4L: Thought For The Week

Remember this week… Leadership is neither found nor proven by how one leads those who agree with them. Leadership only begins to show up when met by opposition, challenge and adversity.
The Way Things Are To Be Seen

The Way Things Are To Be Seen

George Carlin famously said: “Have you ever noticed when someone is driving faster than you they’re an idiot, but when they drive slower than you they’re a moron?!” Oh, how easy it is to judge those that don’t do things just right, in...

Leading Those Who Disagree

When we talk about leading people who are against you, it’s important to remember there’s always a reason there. When someone resists your leadership, they’re saying, “I can’t tell my story the way you’re leading.” We assume...
Where Leadership Begins

Where Leadership Begins

“Alright, now–everyone up, and move to the opposite side of the room,” I said a few minutes into a keynote address. “If you’re on the right, go left, if you’re on the left, go right…if you’re in the front, move the the back, and if you’re in the back, move...

Groundhog Day

That infamous holiday is quickly approaching! And of course, it got me thinking–remember that Bill Murray movie of the same name? In it, since Murray’s character has to repeat the same day over and over,he spends a lot of time learning the piano and...
Notice Some Changes?

Notice Some Changes?

Nothing is so constant as change, they say. As you might have noticed lately, I’ve made some serious changes to my website! In addition to streamlining aesthetically, I’ve added a page explaining my philosophy, as well as a more easily navigated toolbar...

An Everyday Miracle

As 2015 unfolds, and some have already broken their New Year’s resolutions, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes, often attributed to Albert Einstein: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though...

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