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…

What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

After three back surgeries I can honestly say that I haven't taken a single pain pill.  My doctors told me it wouldn't be possible but there is not greater motivation than the desire to prove someone wrong.  Even the nurses pleaded with me to take the medication on their regimented medication plans but I wouldn't budge.  This wasn't because I was "too tough" for medication but because I knew I could find a healthier way … Continue reading What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

(Two minute read about the hazards of multitasking!) People laugh at me because I can't walk and text.  No matter how hard I try, I can't.  It's like my brain stops working and I think it's hilarious. I either fall flat on my face or end up dropping my phone.  It can be embarrassing when I stop walking in the middle of a busy sidewalk (or hallway at work) to answer a text because people … Continue reading Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

How well do you budget your time?

(Five minute read about how to better manage your time!) One of the hardest skills to master in life is the ability to budget effectively.  Agreed? When it comes to budgeting money, the hardest part is controlling the spending.  There always appears to be infinite options for what to spend it on but there never seems to be enough of it to spend.  It's hard to pick and choose what's worth our money and what … Continue reading How well do you budget your time?

The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

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