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Your Path vs. Plan

I’ve sat through my share of plan reviews, worked on strategic plans, created 1 and 5 year personal development plans, and received help from a…
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The Dangers of Drifting

“Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, ’Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statues that I have…
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Did You Grow in 2018?

January 2019 Every six months my grandmother would call my brother and me into her room and with our backs to the wall, mark our…
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Passing On Life Lessons

Life is crazy busy right now and I’m treading water, trying not to drown! In the coming weeks I will have experienced three graduations, one…
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Waiting Well

“Are we almost there?” “Why won’t this page load any faster?” “Why doesn’t the recruiter call me back?” “Is our table almost ready?” Do these…
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We came to fight!

The odds were stacked against us and we knew it: A high school student body of 4,900 vs. 400 A mature lacrosse program playing for…
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Creating a Championship Team

To say that I was proud of my boys after their team won this year’s state football championship (independent league), would be an understatement.  The…
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When Ego Gets In The Way

he pride of your heart has deceived you… Obadiah 1:3 Jackson didn’t like the person looking back at him in the mirror.   He not only let…
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Is Work Your Idol?

After nearly a year of hard work, John finally landed his – and the company’s – largest account. He was ecstatic. Unfortunately, the CEO asked…
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Getting the Best to Stay

I never enjoyed doing exit interviews when I was still in the corporate world. Some employees complained about their compensation; others about being passed over…
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Help, We Need A Goalie!

What do you do when you’re only days away from the start of the football season and you don’t have a quarterback? There are two…
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Managing Procrastination

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.   Proverbs 13:4 According to Joseph Ferrari, “20 percent of all U.S. men…
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Embracing Change

Many years ago I participated in a change management seminar. One of the first exercises that we were asked to do was to take off…
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When Employees Steal

Cyber Monday is over and many of you were able to find some good deals on-line. Career Builder estimates that 50% of all employees did…
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Are You Growing?

My boys’ football season ended last Friday at 9:37 pm. They had a great season and made it into the finals for the state championship.…
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Big Rock Priorities

My career was going pretty well but my family life was suffering. Every Saturday afternoon when the black limo pulled up the driveway I could…
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Joyful Giving

On Sunday mornings when the offertory plate is passed through the pews, our pastor reminds us that we are to be joyful givers. I always…
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25,000 Feet Of Risk

Smart, innovative companies take risk and grow their business. Risk increases profits and shareholder value. But risk taking needs to be well thought through and…
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When Clients Won’t Pay

I was pretty naïve when I started my consulting business five years ago. Coming from 20 plus years in corporate HR, I never had to…
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Are You Really A Team Player?

Our culture tells us: it’s all about self-satisfaction, self-realization and self-fulfillment. You’ve probably seen the Korean Airline commercial in which Nathalie Dorra sings: ♪ “It’s…
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Guys Need Guy Friendships

When I start a new coaching engagement with a male client, I’ll ask them: “Who is your best male friend?” In most cases there is…
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Creating a Great Internship Program

If done correctly, internships can be a win-win proposition for students and companies. The student gains valuable working experience that will make them more marketable post graduation.…
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Investing in Internships

It was an interesting question that the student from the University of Georgia asked the panel of experts: “Is it better to have an internship…
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Combating Affluenza

noun | af·flu·en·za | \ˌa-(ˌ)flü-ˈen-zə\ Merriam-Webster defines “affluenza” as follows: a) Feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people. b) Extreme…
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Uber Satisfied

I got up early, checked out of the hotel and nervously pulled out my iPhone. As I was searching for the App I wondered: was…
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Creating A Great Internship Program

If done correctly, internships can be a win-win proposition for students and companies. The student gains valuable working experience that will make them more marketable post graduation.…
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