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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

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

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

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

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

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform

Bruce Tuckman first introduced the Form, Storm, Norm, Perform model of Team Growth in 1965. He maintained these stages were not only predictable, but necessary and […]
September 1, 2018

Building Cathedrals

As we begin the General Assembly, a 300-year-old story serves as a reminder of the power of purpose and the importance of viewing our work as […]
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 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 […]