Why should leaders eat last?

A harsh reality of the world that we live in today is that a large majority of people in leadership positions are selfish.  This should come as no surprise to many of you that it doesn't matter whether we are talking about politicians, CEO's, supervisors, etc., the lure to leadership positions is often driven by the perceived authority and power that comes with those roles.  Unfortunately, it's all too common for the power that comes … Continue reading Why should leaders eat last?

Here’s why loyalty is a rare commodity in today’s world…

Gold might be rare but can you guess what's more rare than gold in today's world?  Loyalty.  Whether we are talking about our personal or professional relationships, I'm confident most of you will agree that loyalty is often a rare find in the connections we make today.  But why is this?  Why is finding loyal friends, employees, spouses or just about anything else so difficult?  Well the truth is, there are hundreds of reasons why … Continue reading Here’s why loyalty is a rare commodity in today’s world…

As leaders, here’s why it’s important to know when to lead from a distance…

Some of the best leadership advice I received throughout my time in the Army contradicted every leadership instinct that I've ever had.  I can't speak for everyone reading this, but my instincts lead me to being a very hands-on leader.  I like to be in the trenches with my teams and involved in the work being done - not just barking orders from the sidelines.  However, I learned the hard way that this isn't always … Continue reading As leaders, here’s why it’s important to know when to lead from a distance…

My first letter to my beautiful daughter.

Dear Isabella Rose, As corny as it may sound, my entire life I've dreamed of my first Father's Day as a father and finally, here it is! I've held a lot of titles in my life but being a father is by far the most important to me (tied with being a husband of course).  Father's day is special to me for a few reasons but for starters, it's our day to share together.  We … Continue reading My first letter to my beautiful daughter.

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.

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