Life

The Mathematics of Leadership

Part 1 of 3… The Mathematics of Leadership 2 + 2 = ∞ Most people will tell you that addition, in the mathematical context, is easier than division. But in the human dynamic, addition is much more challenging.  In humans, division is easy. What skills are needed to be a human divider?  A mouth + words.…

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Love

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Love can be the most powerful force in leadership.  Its absence can leave a void filled with darkness. Read the articles below and choose your answer to… Who would you choose to lead? Dabo Swinney Ralph Northam Responses include: neither both Dabo Ralph We all face choices in life.  We must examine our mistakes, take…

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The Green Book’s Transformative Leadership

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On January 3rd, I sat in a movie theater alone for the first time in my life to watch The Green Book. The production deserves high praise for its great storytelling, release timing, and performances.  I left the show with two key thoughts. “we” are living completely blind to the truth in this era God bless…

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Freedom

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A one of its kind, enlightened experiment in governance was ignited 242 years ago as of tomorrow. Celebrate it. Read the Declaration of Independence. See it’s beauty, wisdom, and it’s honesty about the flaws of humanity. Then ask yourself… am I doing everything I can to further this great experiment? Because too many of us…

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Being Human

In lieu of making you read another blog post like… “Top 10 ways to…”, or “7 things you should…”, or “21 steps for…” …my list will be 1 item.  YOU… a human being. As a husband, father, son, sibling, friend, etc., and well read citizen, there are innumerable reasons to be concerned about you.  Not…

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Inevitable

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One other thing as inevitable as death and taxes is… change. Whether we: control it (we sometimes mistakenly think we do) welcome it (because it’s what we thought we wanted) ignore it (because we are indifferent or delusional), or are afraid of it (we haven’t read 7 Habits from Covey) …change is coming. Inside any…

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You are what you eat (read, watch, listen to, …)

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Question:  What is only 2% of an adult’s body weight, but consumes 20% of its energy? Answer:   Your brain Given its considerable energy consumption, you’d think (haha) most of us would use it well.  Many of us don’t.  Instead, we waste it, doze off with it, ignore it, punish it, lie to it, and…

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Pie Chart

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THE PIE CHART OF DAILY LIFE My wife and I knew that Larry Baker (see previous post for “who is Larry”) had a point… about the lack of personal control in life.  Many, perhaps most of our daily choices and decisions are heavily influenced, or even dictated by circumstances. For instance, we all need to sleep,…

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