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An Old Story…With A New Twist! Coffee, Anyone?

I subscribe to the Ross Leadership Minute, a daily inspirational email on all things leadership, distributed by the Ross Leadership Institute. The August 19 edition was an old familiar story with a new ending that I really enjoyed. I wanted to share it with my... read more

Tuesday Tidbit: Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Creativity

(This continues a series of posts sharing insights I gained from this year’s Leadercast event.) Ed Catmull is the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, and the author of Creativity, Inc. He spoke about how “The... read more

BFP Moment: What Attitude Are You Choosing Today?

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week on a positive note. Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. What attitude are you choosing today? Photo taken in German Village, Columbus, Ohio, July... read more

Reflection on Days 11-20 of #100HappyDaysForEl2015

What makes you happy? Have you really stopped to think about it recently? What I was reminded of during this stretch of #100HappyDaysForEl2015 is that happiness comes in many different forms. Just in these ten days, I found joy through people I love, places I visited,... read more

Tuesday Tidbit: Are You A Head Down or Chin Up Leader?

I saw two men running through town yesterday. I do not know them and, likely, won’t ever meet them. Yet, I know that one of them probably embraces his life with a great attitude. How do I know this? Because of what I saw when they didn’t know I was watching. I came... read more

BFP Moment: New Strength, New Thoughts

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week on a positive note. Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. What will you do with your new strength and new thoughts today? Photo taken on the beach at Cape May, New Jersey, September... read more

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I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: Six Months To Live

Book Review: Six Months To Live

Six Months To Live, Learning From a Young Man With Cancer, written by Daniel Hallock, published by Plough Publishing House, 2015. Imagine being twenty-two year old Matt Gauger and learning that you have six months to live. Now, imagine how your family and friends... read more

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An Old Story…With A New Twist! Coffee, Anyone?

I subscribe to the Ross Leadership Minute, a daily inspirational email on all things leadership, distributed by the Ross Leadership Institute. The August 19 edition was an old familiar story with a new ending that I really enjoyed. I wanted to share it with my...