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Thank Our First Responders

Over the past two days Sarah and I have had the privilege of being in the presence of true American heroes, our Nation's first responders.  I spoke to members of the Temple, Texas Police Department and the Fort Hood, Texas first responders...primarily to tell them...

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Ft. Hood Visit

Yesterday I had the distinct privilege of speaking to 24 members of the Army's Family Medicine residency program.  These folks have chosen a profession of service to others, both as a US Army officer and as a medical professional.  It is inspirational to be around...

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Domestic Terrorism

Aug 8 - During my public presentations I remind folks that we are a Nation at risk. We are at risk from external threats (Russia, Iran, North Korea, ISIS.....) and internal threats like divisive people and lack of respect for law enforcement personnel. A major...

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Celgene Leadership Tour of Gettysburg

I have been blessed to take many folks from Celgene on leadership tours of Gettysburg over the past 4 months. Celgene is a great pharmaceutical company primarily because of their leaders and their people. Great folks who always aspire to be better leaders...more...

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Leadership, Bayer and Bunker Hill

July 30 - Had a wonderful opportunity to take leaders from Bayer on a leadership tour of Lexington/Concord and Bunker Hill. There is so much to be learned about leadership by studying leaders from the past, and then applying those lessons learned to what we are doing...

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Prioritization

As I travel through corporate America, one topic always comes up: prioritization. There is a major issue with folks trying to do too much. They are feeling like Chinese plate spinners, trying to keep hundreds of plates in the air all at the same time without allowing...

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Time Management

It is a fact...there are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week.  It is up to us on how we use that time.  I am doing a lot of coaching these days on time management.  Here are some key points: 1)  I believe in a 15/7/2 approach.  We should all get at least 7 hours of...

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75th Anniversary of D-Day

75 years ago today 156,000 folks hit the beaches of Normandy to protect our freedoms and our way of life.  Lots of ceremonies taking place all over the world to mark this anniversary, and rightly so.  Sarah and I took 60 folks to the beaches of Normandy last year on a...

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Vietnam Veterans Day

We as a Nation just celebrated Vietnam Veterans Day.  I hope all of us took the time to thank a Vietnam era Veteran for their service and sacrifice. During the Vietnam era 2.59 million Americans served.  Over 58,000 were killed and over 304,000 were wounded.  75,000...

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Focus on Joy

This past weekend Sarah and I were blessed to have all three of our grandkids with us.  Sarah took them down to the river to play in the sand.  I am still using a cane with a walking boot so I passed on the adventure...but they did send me a picture of the great time...

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