A second anniversary letter to my wife, Kelsey Rose.

Dear Kelsey Rose, Happy second Anniversary!  It's hard to believe it's been two years already. It feels like yesterday when my knees buckled watching you walk down that aisle.  I knew I was going to melt seeing you in that white dress but somehow, you still managed to blow me away.  The last two years have been nothing short of incredible so I figured I'd relive them with you through this letter... First, let's start … Continue reading A second anniversary letter to my wife, Kelsey Rose.

Here’s why leadership isn’t meant for everyone…

Arguably, one of the greatest (and also the worst) parts of leadership is that everyone turns to you in their time of need.  It's great to be the "go-to" person when things are going smoothly and you have all of the answers but what happens when you don't?  Or what happens when the stress and responsibilities of leadership just keep piling up while the world around you only seems to be moving faster?  The truth … Continue reading Here’s why leadership isn’t meant for everyone…

A thank you letter to my fallen brothers

Dear Chris and Stan, First, let me start by saying that I miss you both tremendously.  It's been over a half decade since God called you both home and there's not a day that goes by that I don't miss having you both at my side.  But today I have good news to share with you!  I am so thrilled to share that my beautiful daughter, Isabella Rose, was born on over a month ago on … Continue reading A thank you letter to my fallen brothers

What could yard work possibly teach me about leadership?

How is it possible that I learned one of life's greatest leadership lessons from doing yard work as a kid?  Like most kids, I hated doing yard work.  I grew up in a beautiful house with an incredible landscape with a huge yard that my father insisted we could maintain ourselves.  My father's attention to detail was unprecedented.  My brothers and I used to joke that he would make us cut the grass with scissors … Continue reading What could yard work possibly teach me about leadership?

It’s time to embrace the “good idea fairy”…

Why is it that so many leaders in today's world view unsolicited input from those they lead as a threat to their leadership authority?  I've experienced this in both my civilian and military careers.  For some strange reason, leaders are unwelcoming to advice from their subordinates and I just can't understand why.  Is it because it makes the leader feel inadequate in some way?  Is it because leaders expect themselves to be the sole source … Continue reading It’s time to embrace the “good idea fairy”…

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