Umpiring and Leadership

07 June, 2017
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A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend umpiring a baseball tournament for 9 and 10 year olds. For two days, it was baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and…well, I don’t remember seeing any Chevrolet’s. Anyway, the weather was great, the teams were competitive, and after 13 games, there were no major confrontations with coaches […]

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Respect the Other

30 June, 2015
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There’s been a lot of fighting lately…mostly about ideas, rights, and perspectives.  Unfortunately, this kind of fighting is not reserved for State Houses and the Courts.  It happens in companies, churches, non-profit organizations…even on youth baseball fields. Yet with all this conflict, nothing seems to get resolved. Which makes me think, “Are we fighting the […]

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Love in a Business Context

20 May, 2015
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Years ago, I worked with a guy who had very little patience for any lackluster salesperson who called on him. He often referred to any feeble sales rep as an “idiot” if they demonstrated even the slightest absence of sophistication, insufficient product knowledge or dearth of experience. (And let’s be honest, any of us in […]

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Addressing Conflict? Stop Writing and Ask Questions.

14 April, 2015
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My job as a coach is to help my clients get from where they are to where they want to be. In doing so, I often help them see where the impediments lie, and then help them work through the process of overcoming them. And although often times, those impediments are self induced, there are […]

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What is Rest?

24 February, 2015
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A few weeks ago, I traveled on a Monday to a client meeting in Dallas.  Knowing that I was going to be out of the office for 2 days, I took some time on the Sunday before I left to get some things done so that I could leave with a “clean slate”.  I only […]

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