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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 […]

Grandma Does Not Approve

A year ago I wrote a post called “Grandmother Approved” addressing why it’s not a good idea to rant on social media. Unfortunately a waitress in Colorado apparently isn’t subscribed to my feed. Her actions were atrocious and the swift action of the managing partner should be commended. The woman has since apologized, but the damage is done. A […]

Closers

Its so good to write another post inspired by our Kansas City Royals. I was lucky enough to get my hands on 4 tickets for Game 3 of the ALDS. As I sat with my family one look in the 3rd base dugout at the top of the 7th inning told me the O’s knew […]

Targets

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves as something to aim at. -Bruce Lee Half the battle to finding a career-defining position, not just a job, is to know the targets. I often ask people about employers they’re targeting and the roles they feel best suit their abilities. Many times […]

If you can’t say something nice….

There’s a reason moms tell this to their first graders. I can’t say I’ve seen it all anymore, because every time I think I’ve seen it all something else comes along. Today I was directed to a page of a personal website that struck a nerve. Set just underneath a couple of pictures of smiling […]

Storytellers

I’m guilty. Beyond Guilty. I’m a storyteller. I like to talk. It took the first 40+ years of my life to realize storytelling can be problematic. It’s taken many years since that realization to practice the art of “shut up and listen.” I know I’ll be practicing that art the rest of my life. How many […]

Tell Me Why

Today I had lunch with a friend today who always is a source of inspiration. He’s one of the few old school guys who “gets it” and has thrown the old school playbook out the window. Not surprisingly he shared that his business is exploding and on the cusp of some very big things. I […]

Sell Ice to an Eskimo

You’ve heard the cliche.  It’s intended as a compliment.  “You can sell anything to anyone”.  Which got me thinking. Is there a time an Eskimo needs ice?  Maybe there’s an ice shortage in the summer or they’re out on the ocean fishing and need ice.  Is this ice for sale vastly superior to the ice […]

Personal Branding & Pizza

Personal branding is an important strategy for any professional.  You don’t need to be actively looking for a job to start building your professional brand.  As a matter of fact, if you wait to start branding yourself until you need a job it’s too late.  The best time to start building your brand is past.  […]

I’d Like to Thank the Academy

I’m not much for the Oscars themselves.  For the most part people who make and act in movies have a high enough opinion about themselves that you don’t need to feed their ego with a red carpet and an outfit that costs as much as a car.  However, I do believe that there’s great value […]