Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Eyes Opened

Monday, September 25th, 2017

1966. Fort Worth. Age six. Back then, a black woman named Geneva would ride the bus each week from – as she said – “the other part of town” and clean our home. She was always nice to me and I really loved her. “Geneva,” I said, “Know where I got this?” as I showed […]

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Quote This

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

When our youngest began her freshman year of college last fall – just as I did with our middle child – I texted her a ‘quote of the day’ from my vault of inspiring and uplifting words. At most, over the ensuing nine months, I missed a handful of opportunities to keep her spirits up […]

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Aisle Do

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Texas Legislature meets once every two years for five months, which means elected officials have a lot of work to do in a short time. The 85th Regular Session concludes today – and the past 140 days were filled with barbs, accusations and criticism volleyed back and forth between the Senate and the House […]

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Mystery Theatre

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Eight years ago – when the economy was at its nadir and on the last day of 2Q09 – I visited a Houston area Honda dealership and made a lowball offer on a fully equipped Honda Accord. They accepted. My new V6 came with three months of free satellite radio. Six weeks later an offer […]

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Lessons Learned – #1

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

And here’s the most important thing I learned during 2017: Gift Giving – At this time of year, contributing to a charitable organization is not just about getting a tax break – it’s about sharing your blessings. If you’re seeking a worthy cause, here is a nonprofit where 87% of donations go directly to helping […]

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