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Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

This past Friday, my 11-year-old daughter Amanda culminated from elementary school. Now I already think I’m not as smart as a 5th grader because I had no idea “culminate” was even a word until my son did the same 2

Posted in Culmination, Family, Fifth Grade, Friendship, Graduation, Leadership, Perseverance, Procrastination, School, success, Teachers

Falling Down and Getting Back on Your Bike Again

For the holidays, I bought both my children and myself bicycles as presents. It seemed like a great idea at the time, not only because they’d both been asking for awhile but also because it created a great family activity

Posted in Bicycles, Broken Bones, Daughter, Learning, Lessons, Perseverance

What’s Your Sweat Equity Worth?

In this day and age of the post-recession economy, I might argue that my sweat equity is worth millions! Some might agree with me without even putting up a fight. I haven’t lost my job. I haven’t lost my house. And under the right circumstances and with just a little more perseverance and individual effort, I can produce phenomenal results that actually put a few more dollars in my pocket or that rainy-day fund. Unfortunately, I’ve never met a banker who would cash me out for my sweat equity alone!

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Equity, Lamborghini, Perseverance, success Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Four Fundamentals of Leadership Excellence. Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Tenacity. Perseverance. Courage. Compassion. I’ve seen and heard numerous definitions of leadership over the years. Some motivational, some inspirational, some purely functional. In my experience, these four traits sum it up best if we’re going to distinguish what it takes

Posted in Christopher Columbus, Compassion, Courage, Leadership, Leadership definition, Leadership excellence, Perseverance, success, Tenacity, Thomas Edison

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