Pivotal View

September 12th, 2018

Recently I listened to a short podcast by Daniel Pink, author of ‘Drive” and other behavioral science tomes, during which he spoke about solving your own problems. Referencing the book “Decisive” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, he said shifting the challenge to another person leads to better results. So instead of pondering, ‘What…

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Good Thoughts

August 30th, 2018

Earlier this month I served as executive producer of the AlphaGraphics annual conference for the sixth straight year. The keynote speaker at our opening general session – Les McKeown – shared some great business tips for leaders, which I summarize below. “Put your foot on the gas peddle and the car goes toward it”…

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Buyer’s Resource

August 21st, 2018

Part II of II As Kyle relocates to Nashville, he’s considering buying a house, rather than paying rent. He asked me what advice I have… and this is what I shared: When we bought our first home, I created a list of things important to us. Don’t know where that is; however, here are…

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Movin’ Out

August 13th, 2018

Part I of II At Target today to pick up some things, I saw a lot of moms – and a few dads – shopping for essential back-to-school items. One little boy of about six was smiling and saying how excited he is for what’s ahead. That took me back to making those annual…

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Like Father

July 23rd, 2018

In the midst of a rainy morning in 1983, I inadvertently misjudged a curve on a slick entrance ramp to a freeway near downtown Fort Worth and slid to the right. I bounced off the passenger-side concrete barrier then caromed directly across and hit the driver side. When I got out to inspect the…

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