How important is hard work…really?

I will never forget the day my father drove home his beautiful yellow Porsche for the first time.  My brothers and I just stood there with our jaws wide open until my father pointed out his favorite part of the car - the license plate - that read "HRD WORK". But how important is hard work, really? Hard work has always been a pillar of my upbringing but the day he brought home that car … Continue reading How important is hard work…really?

Guest post from Michael Stephenson: How to Grow Your Business Through Networking

A few months back, I shared with all of you guest article written by a follower of this blog named Tina Martin.  The article was titled, The Top Apps to Free Up Time While Running Your Business.  Today I am pleased to share with you another guest article written by another follower of this blog named Michael Stephenson titled, How To Grow Your Business Through Networking.  Of course I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to … Continue reading Guest post from Michael Stephenson: How to Grow Your Business Through Networking

What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

On the first day of basic training I learned a valuable lesson about why authority only gets you so far as a leader.  Right after a hoard of drill sergeant stormed into our bus, they pointed to the man in the seat right in front of me and said, "You! Stand up.  You're in charge.  Get everyone off the bus".  Just like that he was assigned a leadership role with authority and I will never … Continue reading What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

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…

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

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