Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

FACE YOUR FEARS ENDURING LEADERSHIP His name was Jeff Chambers. He was my sixth grade arch nemesis.  He was athletic.I was not.  He could do fractions.I could not. He towered over me by at least a foot.I was as wide as he was tall. On this particular day, the tension...
Share Your Cause

Share Your Cause

Share Your Cause ENDURING LEADERSHIP Thomas Francis Meagher is a name you’ve probably never heard before, but he helped inspire 150,000 people. Meagher was an Irishman who came to America in 1852. Less than a decade after Meagher’s arrival, Lincoln was building an...
Focus On Your Strengths

Focus On Your Strengths

Focus On Your Strengths ENDURING LEADERSHIP Focus on your strengths: that’s a famous lesson from the one and only John Maxwell.  For me, before there was Maxwell, there was Dad. As a kid, Dad would say, “Play the games you can win.” Dad did just that. My Dad was an...
Practice for Success

Practice for Success

Practice for Success ENDURING LEADERSHIP What golf game I have, I owe to Dad. He was my teacher, coach and the best playing partner ever.  “You’re breaking your wrists too early.”   “Hit the back of the ball first. Don’t hit the ground.”   “You should feel...
Take A Chance

Take A Chance

Take a Chance ENDURING LEADERSHIP Decisions are like drinks at Starbucks. They come in three sizes: Tall, Grande, and Venti. This decision was a Venti.   Dad was 38. He had served 20 years in the Air Force. The decision he had to make: should he stay in for another 20...
Make Yourself Better

Make Yourself Better

Make Yourself Better ENDURING LEADERSHIP Had you ever had the chance to watch television with my dad, you would have likely heard this coming from the speakers: “And now…the antelope grazes without realizing the danger that lurks just beyond the hedge line…” Or you...