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Category Archives: Personal Reflections

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

Ethics, Legitimacy & the NFL

To say that the past few weeks have been bad for the NFL is an understatement. From horrible images of domestic violence against women and children to organizations flip-flopping on … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leadership Arm-Chair Quarterbacking

This post is in honor of football season coming into full swing. As a major football fan, I am so happy that fall has arrived. But onto more “serious” matters. … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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