Beginning A New Chapter

August 3, 2011

Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the end of a chapter for me. Three years ago my family loaded a moving van and said goodbye to Mississippi. I also said goodbye to what I had once thought was my dream job and the industry in which I expected to spend my entire career. That day […]

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Pity The Imbecile Among You

July 19, 2011

I grew up in the deep South. All my life I’ve been surrounded by “good Christian folk”. Some of this rubs off, so of course I consider myself pretty well acquainted with the basics tenets of Christianity. It’s widely known the Ten Commandments are a foundational element of southern spirituality. It occurs to me upon […]

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Everyone Communicates Few Connect – John Maxwell

June 24, 2011

One of my favorite things to do when I worked at retreat centers was to facilitate team-building sessions on a challenge course. I presented problem solving scenarios to groups with as much imagination as I could muster. These scenarios would contain copious amounts of toxic peanut butter and bottomless pits with an accompanying story to […]

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The Bitter Truth Behind Your Lack of Business Success

June 9, 2011

For two and a half years I served on the management team of a friend’s Chick-fil-A restaurant. During that time it was my privilege to facilitate the orientation and initial training of all new team members. Each employee began their work with us by learning about our heritage, values and mission. We would also discuss […]

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Welcome To The Best Day of My Life!

April 1, 2011

I’m a sucker for the idea of a silver bullet. I long for a magical solution, the one elusive key to resolving whatever problem I’m currently facing. Sure, sure – I could just dig in and do the slow work of moving things forward bit by bit, but there’s got to be a better way. […]

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