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David T.

5 Balls Speech

If you’re not familiar with former Coca-Cola CEO Bryan Dyson and his famous “30 second speech” open another browser tab and Google “Five Balls Speech.” Go ahead – I’ll wait. Ok, now that you’ve read the speech and understand the difference with the work ball let’s have a serious conversation. Are you really happy with what […]

White Supremacists Need Not Apply

Earlier this month Cole White, an appropriately named white supremacist, traveled across the country and took part in the now infamous rally that resulted in the tragic death of Heather Heyer. Pictures of these bigots flooded social media and someone recognized Mr White and his place of employment – a hot dog stand in Berkeley California. I’m […]

“I Ain’t Serving No Police”

Earlier this week a McDonald’s employee was terminated for refusing to serve a uniformed officer. You can read the story here and while it’s sad that our society has bred this much animosity between groups, I don’t want to make this the theme of this post. I simply am offering an extreme example of being a […]

Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills!

If you’ve been reading job postings for more than five minutes you’ve probably run across that gem. The 2nd Generation came when “communication skills” morphed into “interpersonal skills” which reads better than writing “oral communication skills,” yet it still rings hollow. Adding the “communication skills” requirement is an all too common relic of job description authors who are firmly […]

Suzy Welch: The Single Best Question to Ask in an Interview

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Patience

I am not a patient person – it’s in my nature to stay in motion so I don’t like waiting in line. I don’t like waiting on someone else to get ready. I don’t like waiting in traffic. I definitely don’t like riding behind someone driving slow in the passing lane. (See Urban Dictionary for […]

Think Before You Write

I grew up in a time when mail was something the post office delivered. Phones didn’t take pictures, connect me to hundreds of friends, or fit in my pocket. They had dials and were bolted to a wall. “Mobile” phones meant you had a 6+ foot cord attached to the box. Today the written word […]

Liar Liar

Pittsburg, KS High School principal Amy Robertson was fired after journalists at the student newspaper discovered her credentials were bogus. Their work was picked up by many major news outlets including Fox, CBS, NBC, LA Time, the Chicago Tribune. The list went on. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands (or possibly millions) of views […]

Self-Taught Experts

Today ran across this resume opener: Self Taught Computer Expert. I find many non-graduates using “Self Taught” as a counter to a completed education. This individual did not have a college degree and let’s be honest, a degree isn’t the end-all, be-all indicator of success. Obviously Mark Zuckerburg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and countless other successful people […]

Gatorade Shower

The “Salvy Splash” has become a tradition for the Kansas City Royals. It’s an act of celebration for all fans to anticipate and enjoy. Today I want to tell you about a different kind of Gatorade shower. I have been a basketball official for the better part of the past two decades. I work from […]