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...
Share Your World

Share Your World

Share Your World 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...
Defend What’s Right

Defend What’s Right

Defend What’s Right ENDURING LEADERSHIP I once worked at a small radio station in my hometown of Coushatta, Louisiana. When school ended, I’d speed off to host The Afternoon Drive Home. A high school friend and I worked there together. One day, we got into an...