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...]

What an Antislavery Giant knew about never giving up

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William Wilberforce’s guiding principles about friendship, focus, peace, rising from defeat, and perseverance drove a wedge for freedom through slavery that reached around the world. We can learn much from his leadership style today. [Read more...]

What Abraham Lincoln knew about being a man

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Maybe we think it couldn’t happen in today’s complicated world … A man pulling himself up, self educating and rising to the top. But the lights that guided Abraham Lincoln are still around. We may be surprised if we apply them to our own lives. [Read more...]

What Winston Churchill knew about difficult seasons and finest hours

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Confidence, commitment, communication and courage—these character traits are all sorely needed. Today, men fight different kinds of battles, yet with strong character, difficult seasons can still be turned into finest hours. [Read more...]

We’re all running tough mudders … you’ve got what it takes

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Every one of us has got some kind of ‘tough mudder’ in our lives. Some sort of goal that seems so unlikely to achieve. Some sort of destination that tests our commitment and determination. Some sort of metaphoric finish line we should be striving to cross. You’ve got what it takes to go the distance. [Read more...]


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