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Beyond the Cathedral

We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame.  Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno.  Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble.  Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral

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What Do You See in the Mirror?

One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection.  The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts.  Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?

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A Loving Motivation

What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation

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Arnold Palmer: Professionalism and Class

A few years back, I was reading a golf magazine, and one of the articles stated how Arnold Palmer’s autograph is worthless.  The article stated that Arnold took great pride in this.  Over his life, he autographed so many things, free of charge, and essentially flooded the market.  The article contained an address to send…… Continue reading Arnold Palmer: Professionalism and Class


Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking

Unlike regular golf tournaments, the Ryder Cup (PGA) and the Solheim Cup (LPGA) are different from regular tournaments in that they put two teams of golfers against each other, Europe and the United States. Competitions range from single one-on-one contests, and group play where shots are not necessarily counted like a regular tournament, but the…… Continue reading Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking


Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

Name one of the great leaders of the 20th century. Better yet, compile a list of great leaders in history, and more often than not, John Wooden would be included. Everyone who follows basketball is familiar with the famous UCLA teams of the 1960s and 1970s. Wooden was a winner of ten NCAA national championships,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership