The Leader as an Artist, Sculptor, Painter

As a citizen-soldier, I think possibly one of the greatest strengths of the Reserve Components is its diversity. I am not talking about cultural diversity but rather individual diversity, the uniqueness inherent to every person on a team or in an organization

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A New Definition of Success

The person who installed the card skimmer at a Speedway gas station on Detroit’s west side couldn’t have imagined that they would have such a positive effect on my life. I couldn’t have imagined it either that January day in 2012, when I learned that a thief had completely emptied my bank account. Pacing nervous… Read more »

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There Are No Miracle Hangover Cures

Some years back (okay, decades ago if I’m willing to show my age), I internalized an important life lesson: The morning after is seldom worth the night before.

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Be an Information Advocate

Like most Americans, I consider disinformation to be a serious threat to our democracy and economy. Efforts to intentionally mislead by polluting the overall information environment undermine the capacity of individuals and organizations to engage in informed decision-making.

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Changing the Personal and Professional Game

BOOM BOOM BOOM goes the clomping above my head as the ceiling shakes. The elephants are awake, I think to myself, quickly hitting “save as draft” on my email. The race is on: I have 20 minutes to complete critical tasks before my quiet and peaceful work space will be obliterated by a hungry and… Read more »

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Mentoring the Future

The caller ID pops up on my cell phone. It’s an intern from years past. A smile emerges, the hellos quickly bringing us back to a comfortable place. As the conversation progresses, it’s clear this is more than a call to catch up. They have called for advice.

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A Personal Journey of a Professional Pursuit

Four years ago, as part of a PhD degree program, I began researching whether and how people’s beliefs differ related to the concept of well-being. This professional pursuit and examination generated unexpected revelations: The experience transpired into a highly personal, transformational journey that can only be described as serendipitous.

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Building Strength Through Trauma

Life can be hard. Brutal, sometimes, presenting challenges that can feel overwhelming. But it is often the darkest of times that reveal personal resiliency, inspiration and the ability of the human spirit to exhibit grace under fire.

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The Power of a Positive Mindset

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change and major shifts to all our lives. The uncertainty of what lies ahead can bring about worry and frustration. As the business world begins to adjust to a new normal, we can do the same with our lives.

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