What’s Under the Hood?

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Recently labeled “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach” by Entrepreneur magazine, Head Coach Blake Anderson is making a name for himself and his program down at Arkansas State University. Most of the recognition he is earning flows from his willingness to break convention and try almost anything that will either give his team a gambler’s chance at points, increase the interest of …

Lead Like A Girl

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This blog isn’t about politics; it’s about Leadership. That said, every once in a great while those two theoretically connected topics actually intersect. In those rare instances, talking about Leadership is more important than avoiding talking about politics. Which brings me to last night’s GOP debate. These “Battle Royale” formats are designed more for visual entertainment than in-depth issue analysis, and involve political candidates …

Just Add Water

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How many times have we seen people leave their current situation in search of “greener grass” only to later express the disappointed realization that Reality wasn’t as nice as the imagined version. How many times have we been that person? Inevitably, somebody sagely intones the ancient wisdom of the bromide “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” In doing …

Men Without Brains

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In his book, The Abolition of Man, the ever-quotable C.S. Lewis penned this gem describing a shallow, vapid future for mankind: And all the time—such is the tragi-comedy of our situation—we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly open a periodical without coming across the statement that what our civilization needs is more ‘drive’, …

Missed Communication

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When Leaders have to communicate to their organization, all too often the mental process of preparation begins with this question: “What do I want to say?” The answer to that question usually falls within one of several predictable buckets: I want to discuss our performance I want to highlight successes I want to recognize some of our people I want …