The Patience Principle

The Patience Principle

The Patience Principle ENDURING LEADERSHIP My Dad was not a patient man. For him, life was a series of events meant to be conquered. When we went out to eat, if Dad was done with the meal, he’d pay the bill and stand up. It was a signal that it was time to move on to...
Coach and Encourage

Coach and Encourage

Coach and Encourage ENDURING LEADERSHIP “Now watch me…pay attention…this is how you bait the hook…you begin with the worm….” “Hold the gun to your shoulder. Hold it firmly because it’ll kick.” “Swing the golf club for accuracy, not distance. It doesn’t matter if you...
Know the Risks

Know the Risks

Know the Risks ENDURING LEADERSHIP If the Red River in Coushatta, Louisiana could talk, I’m sure it could recount a million conversations I’ve had with Dad. Most of our significant conversations happened on a boat with a fishing rod in each of our hands. That’s just...
Go for the Goal

Go for the Goal

Go for the Goal ENDURING LEADERSHIP To know my parents is to know they love football, both pro and college. When I was around 10 years old, my dad was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, which is located in Washington D.C. It just so happened to be that my mom was...
Make a Move

Make a Move

Make a Move ENDURING LEADERSHIP Crawfish are a big deal in Louisiana. Dad was in the Air Force and stationed in Alexandria, Louisiana at England Air Force Base. I would have been in the 5th or 6th grade. The two of us had been talking about how good a fried crawfish...
Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry ENDURING LEADERSHIP He’d come home, put his things on the table, sit down to a dinner that Mom cooked, and begin to talk. She never had to ask. He just talked. Dad would begin sharing about his day. “Well, the #3 machine went down today. Had to send Jim up to...