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Category Archives: Personal Reflections

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

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

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

What Your Golf Game Says About You

Maybe it’s because I just spend a week in Palm Springs, but I’ve got a little golf on the brain as Spring gets into full swing. A couple of years … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Quiet Please – The Power of Silence

Maybe I’m just getting old, but just maybe with age has come a bit more perspective on a powerful principle of a good life and great leadership – the principle … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Symbols vs. Words — Symbols Win Every Time

Do your organizational symbols speak much louder than your leaders’ words? Let me illustrate what I am trying to get at with this question. The other day I was driving … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions

This year I am saying “no” to New Year’s resolutions. While I realize that for many New Year’s is a time to set new goals and get a fresh start, … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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