Racer in a wheelchair on a track

If You Want to be the Best, Stop Competing

The best way to compete is not to.  I recently had this epiphany about competition that flies in the face of everything I’ve ever learned about leadership, business, and life. Let me explain… Last week I was away at a business retreat with my business

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The Dog Named Beef and her Superpower

Charlie, Beef, and Your Future Leaders

Do you know who your future leaders are?  Let me help you identify them. I recently came across an amazing post in LinkedIn.  A mom was kvelling about her son Charlie.  (I realize you may not speak Yiddish but if you can’t tell from the

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Gunner, Dave's dog, laying on the ground

Gunner, Standards, and Good Health

We lost Gunner, our eldest dog, on Sunday.  We adopted Gunner in 2016 as an adult dog with known health issues.  The Humane Society didn’t know the cause nor have a treatment for his problems.  Some months after adopting him a life-threatening situation arose.  After

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George S. Patton

Leading From The Front

It’s finally here, 2023, yeah!!!  Is there something special about 2023?  Not really.  I actually always celebrate the first week of the new year because it means we’re getting back to normal.  All the disruptions of the holidays are behind us.  Don’t get me wrong,

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Talking Heads Psycho Killer Vinyl Cover

When I Have Nothing to Say…

“When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.” ~Talking Heads Busted!  I know I was supposed to release a newsletter last week.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of anything to say.  I sat down several times and started to pen, well really type, something

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Thanksgiving turkey dinner

True Gratitude for a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s time, once again, for the Thanksgiving newsletter where I drone on and on about the Pilgrims, their tribulations, and ultimate success.  Consider it done.  We all know the story and we know how it ends. Yes, the holiday has become a bit

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Carved pumpkin with a mouth of sharp teeth

Who Are You This Halloween?

Happy Halloween!  This holiday started off as the Celtic celebration of Samhain when it was believed the barrier between the living and the dead was at its thinnest, later it became All Hallows Eve (the night before All Hallows Day which is old English for

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Airplane landing on an airstrip

Landing on Center Line…Everytime!

I flew to a strange airport yesterday.  I know, I know, what’s the big deal, right?  Well, this time I was at the controls.  I’ve been taking flying lessons since January and this was my first foray away from my home airport.  I actually went to two different airports,

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Queen Elizabeth

Leadership Lessons from a Monarch

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King.  If you have lived in an English-speaking country you have undoubtedly heard those words many times in your life while watching a TV show or a movie.  Yesterday, September 8, 2022, with the passing of Queen Elizabeth

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