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Get to work

Get to work

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we – the 21st-century workforce – are still failing to intentionally develop the leadership skills that are absolutely essential to organizational growth and success. All the while facing a time of disruption and evolution...

Ounces

Ounces

This past week, I was prepping for a few interviews with local media outlets when my mind drifted to the Gatorade commercial from last year that features J.J. Watt. Talk about good marketing! I will give credit where credit is due. It is a genius commercial. Check it...

C’mon man XII

C’mon man XII

I understand that the rule of thumb is to bite your tongue when conversing with friends and family over the holidays. Even greater than this particular rule of thumb is the almost universal rule to keep religion and politics out of the conversation in an attempt to...

The airborne spider

The airborne spider

Spiders are some of the most courageous paratroopers in the world. As a paratrooper in the Army most of my career, 63 of my best friends and I would routinely jump out of planes, rapidly assemble in the dead of night, and move on to do the Nation’s bidding. I remember...

Slaying dragons

Slaying dragons

Have you ever set out on a conquest to solve a huge problem your organization faces, certain that you have a solution nailed? You gain buy-in from your team and, with confidence in your analysis, the organization commits time and resources to solve the problem. Things...