Roots of Opportunity

Alaska had a really bad fire season last summer. The flames decimated 2.5M acres. When fall came, snow fell and the fires disappeared.  As spring arrived, smoke and steam could be seen rising out of the earth. The snows of an Alaskan winter had merely concealed the fire, not extinguished it. The roots of the… Read more »

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Transformative Times Demand We Adapt

Transformation is frequently forged in the crucible of a crisis. As a result, the speed and degree at which we respond is often masked, obscured by intense feelings of fear, loss and uncertainty.

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Leadership: Stepping Forward

February 19, 2007: That was the day my life became the motto “from tragedy to triumph.” I was proudly and confidently serving in the United States Army.

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Looking Up in an Upside Down World

We are living through some pretty disrupted times. Whether it is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, politics, racial tensions, the economy or other, our country is quite divided. Friendships have been stressed or severed, work relationships have deteriorated, and partnerships have been severely strained because of prejudice, bigotry, perceptions, opinions, offenses, and the like.… Read more »

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Truth Be Told

I lie a lot. I’m not proud of it and I am working on improving, but alas, it’s true. I’m talking about the lies I tell myself. They’re numerous, they’re consistent and they’re often quite easy to justify.

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In Search of Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies: An analogy for those who stand above their peers due to their skills, accomplishments and personal success and who are, by virtue of what they’ve accomplished, often targeted by their peers and society in general.

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