contribution

September 1, 2018

My Dad

My dad was a simple man from Tennessee. He worked in a factory for 40 years leaving that concrete floor every afternoon to a farm where […]
September 1, 2018

Observations from a Summer Vacation

It’s vacation season and many of us will be traveling this summer. It is indeed a time to relax, unwind and reconnect with family and friends. […]
September 1, 2018

X & O’s; Jim & Joe’s (and Jane’s)

My friend Terry Obee and I were recently discussing the importance and key components of strategic planning. I was making my case for a methodical approach […]
September 1, 2018

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Beyond the horizon of time is a changed world, very different from today’s world. Some people see beyond that horizon and into the future. They believe […]
September 1, 2018

Prevailing In the End

In my book, keynote speeches and leadership workshops, I introduce a metaphor of a “Fire” to describe personal and organizational setbacks we’ve all experienced. The metaphor […]
September 1, 2018

Packing Parachutes

A friend of mine tells the story of a US Navy sailor he accidentally met several years after that sailor had actually saved his life. He […]
September 1, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: A Key Factor in Life, Business & Politics

The political season is in full swing, and with primary elections in May, general elections in November and many more to follow, it is not uncommon […]
September 1, 2018

March Madness

Most of us can remember what has been called the greatest college basketball game of all time: the 1982 NCAA Championship game that featured North Carolina […]
September 29, 2018

Simple yet profound

An elderly women dies in a small community. She was a simple women, lived a simple life and had outlived all relatives and friends. When she […]