Why you need to prove you can do hard things

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It’s always tempting to take the easy way out. Particularly if there’s cold weather involved. [Read more...]

Do your actions discount your leadership?

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    Day after day, week after week, I was pedal to the floor.   It was twenty-five years ago, during my second year of college, when I worked as a resident assistant in the men’s dormitory at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.   In addition to being an R.A., I carried 19 credit hours [Read More...]

Dads—Give your kids freedom to explore

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Kids should be born into the world equipped with built-in pith helmets and maps. By nature they are explorers. And also by nature, they have limited judgment or caution. I say let them take a few risks anyway. [Read more...]

Difficult situation? How’s your sense of humor?

Ed Pepping (l) and Al Mampre, together again in 2011.

Two WWII veterans, Ed Pepping and Al Mampre, sure knew a thing or two about surviving difficult situations. Let their example inspire you today. [Read more...]

9 quick-fire tips to draw the best stories out of anyone

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Lots of times we need to interview people–either formally or informally. These tips will draw the best stories out of anyone. [Read more...]

On baby daughters, X-rays, and life lessons learned in emergency rooms

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There’s a lesson here. A big, whopping, fetid lesson. But what it exactly is … I couldn’t tell ya. [Read more...]

How did you do this year?

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The end of December offers a chief opportunity for self-evaluation. In the past 12 months, have you been on track toward sustainable long-term success? Ask yourself these four vital questions. [Read more...]

On Forrest Gump, the Band of Brothers, the Christmas Story, and a Cancer Patient Named Andy

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Remember the Christmas story? The one Linus told Charlie Brown. The story doesn’t end with a baby being born in a stable because there was no room for him in the inn … [Read more...]


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