Thoughts on Life & Leadership

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Rankings Spoiler Alert – They Don’t Tell You What You Think They Should

College rankings are popular this time of year, especially if you’re a football fan. But not all college rankings telling you what they probably should. Here are a few thoughts … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

More Was Returned Than Just A Cell Phone

There’s a classic scene from the movie Tommy Boy where the main character  Tommy Callahan, who is played by Chris Farley, sits down on a bench after having his “final” … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Academic Probation to Doctorate: The Unlikely Story

A 1.94. That was my GPA my first semester at Brigham Young University. That GPA enabled me to make it on a much more auspicious list than the dean’s list; … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Getting Comfortable w/ School Failure

Over the last decade a growing number of business books have touted the benefits of failing (e.g., The Wisdom of Failure, The Power of Failure, Failing Forward, etc.). Rather than … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Reggie Miller Education

I’ve always been interested in how we structure education. As an “adult” educator – or learning and development professional, I’ve wondered if we couldn’t learn a bit more from the … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Would you be God’s hands?

Because of the general nature of this blog, I rarely discuss religion, but today I want to make an exception because an experience I had today brought my leadership world and … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Risky Business

Last week, I had the chance to speak to a group about innovation. One of the things I like to do during speaking engagements is turn the tables a bit … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Same Actions; Same Results

Yesterday, I walked away from a client sales discussion where the decision was not to proceed. It was the right decision, but the whole process with this prospective client bothered … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The end of meaningful debate.

I was recently helping a Pepperdine colleague of mine with the data analysis portion of his dissertation. He has been tackling an interesting problem that he noticed was a major issue in his specific … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recruitment Tales – 6 Things I Wish I Could Tell Applicants

One of my clients is a fast-growing technology company. Part of my work with them has been focused on growing their applicant pool and then from that pool, identifying talent … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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