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An open letter to the younger me…a leader’s note to self

An open letter to the younger me…a leader’s note to self

Dear younger me, In my last letter to the younger me I reminded myself of the importance of leading with love. Life as a father is more enjoyable when you keep in mind the simple insights I left in my last note: Give the benefit of the doubt, balance your counsel, and...

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Speak Up! The Art of Owning the Room

Speak Up! The Art of Owning the Room

Speaking in front of people is not always easy for me. Even with two decades of experience and a deep joy once I get started, speaking publicly still takes my breath away at times. Anyone who has given multiple presentations can tell stories of horror from a public...

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More Common Sense Making

More Common Sense Making

Written by Carol Jenkins, PhD, and Tony Bridwell In an effort to dig deeper on the idea of making common sense more common, I enlisted the assistance of my friend, Carol Jenkins, PhD, to help bring some sense to the mystery behind the lack of common sense. When I...

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Making Common Sense More Common

Making Common Sense More Common

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen” Albert Einstein Is it just me or has common sense become less common? For some unknown reason, we are losing our ability to think and act with good judgment. Have we entered into a disastrous...

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The Simple Idea of Growth

The Simple Idea of Growth

In the hard driving world of business a person would be hard pressed to find an organization not focus on growth. Many a wise sage have quoted the maxim, “If you are not growing you are dying.”For some leaders the idea of growth, most commonly measured in terms of...

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The Importance of Doing Nothing

Once in the air in route to a three-day weekend getaway my bride asked the all too familiar question, “What are we going to do this weekend?” to which I replied, “Nothing.” With a gleeful tone in her voice she replied, “Awesome, what are doing first?” Putting down the...

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Your Journey Along The Way

Life is a Journey Each day we awake to a new chapter in our life's journey. How we chose to write our story is truly up to us. There are days along the way which feel out of sorts, disjointed, and at times hopeless. To minimize these days you should check in on your...

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Two-Steps to Increase Your Wellbeing

Personally I have experienced days where my wellbeing is low. The daily ebb and flow of life can create moments of wellbeing deficiency. What I have learned is this; to protect myself from extended periods of anemic wellbeing I need a two-step approach to energizing...

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An open letter to the younger me…a father’s note to self

Dear younger me, In my first letter to the younger me I reminded myself of three very simple principles of life; I am here for a purpose, life is complex find the simple, and I can direct my destiny. With Father’s Day approaching I felt compelled to provide some...

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The Inner Workings of a Speakers Mind

The Inner Workings of Speakers Mind Below are my study notes for a talk I had the honor to give at the Irving Bible Church Big Man Conference. I wanted the notes to be available for the 100 men who attended as a take away. So, I began preparing a handout to give the...

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An Open Letter to the Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, Since the classic movie Back To The Future first appeared we have been obsessed with time travel. The fact Doc Brown may have been on to something has been a true fascination. Given the demographics of the vast, every expanding readership of this...

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Building Meaningful Connections

Building Meaningful Connections

In the world of leadership, the principle of connection ranks close to the top of the list. The basic idea of leadership is about influence. The effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of our influence rises and falls on our ability to connect with others. Our...

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Finding Renewal to Restore Purpose

Finding Renewal to Restore Purpose

Burnout. At some point in our life we will all face periods of burnout. The sad reality is we rarely recognize when we are in burnout mode until it is too late. By then the damage has been done. An extended period of burnout creates "purpose creep", which is the slow...

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The Kingmaker + St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Kingmaker + St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“A person whose life is purpose-centered, and committed to investing in others, yields a greater return than a life centered on self.”  – Quote from The Kingmaker, Available now on Amazon and Audible Giving to others is essential to the ‪#BeOnPurpose mindset. It is an...

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