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Owner, Visiting Angels of Green Country(non-medical homecare franchise). I've served for over 23 years in various roles within the local church and in business, working to develop leaders within both communities.
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The Secret to Success- Surprising Advice from Maya Angelou

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Mayo Angelou was more than a poet, more than a teacher or an author.  Her insights on life, love and facing the challenges in life qualify her as oracle in her time.  When we consider the great thinkers of the past, we often hear lofty challenges to self-sacrifice and reckless abandon.  Their calls to action » Read More

Are You A “Ricky Bobby” Leader?

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We want to succeed… we want our people to succeed… we want our organization to succeed!  Ricky Bobby said it best in Talladega Nights.  “If you’re not first, you’re last!”   But do you know who said, “Second place is just first loser!”?  No, not Ricky Bobby again!  It was Dale Earnhardt Sr., named among NASCAR’s » Read More

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Reasons or Excuses – Do Yours Pass the SMELL Test?

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We’re all going to fail or let someone down sooner or later.  The cause of our failure may be legitimate, or it may not.  As much as leaders want results, they despise excuses even more.  A trust relationship can be destroyed in an instant, and the weapon of its demise is an excuse. I remember » Read More

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5 Challenges for Your Living Tombstone

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“What do you want written on your tombstone?”   The question has been posed over and over, challenging people to pause and consider what they want their lives and legacy to ultimately be.  There are so many things that could be said…   “He was a good man…  I told you I was sick…  She » Read More

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52 Ways To Avoid Giving An Immediate Answer

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No one likes being pushed or bullied into making snap decisions.  There’s something unnerving about the situation where we’re the demand is “I need an answer, and I need it now!”  Of course, if you work as in law enforcement or an emergency room, sometimes immediate decisions are necessary. But most of the time, the » Read More

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How Blue Are You?

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I was able to take my wife and another couple to the Blue Man Group as it traveled through Oklahoma this week.  I expected to see 3 slimy blue people playing strange instruments, but beyond that I wasn’t sure what I would experience.  To call the show amazing is an understatement.  We laughed, we danced, » Read More

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Would You Like Some Cheese With Your Whine?

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“It’s unbelievable.  I’ve explained this to her twice in the last year.  He has to be reminded about the same report… again.  Why am I dealing with the same challenges and issues this year with my team that I was last year?  AAAAAAGH!”  Have you ever been here?  It can seem like a bad workplace » Read More

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Funny Business of a Leader

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Funny Business of a Leader Mahatma Gandhi said,  “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”   In the crazy, hectic world we live in, a good sense of humor is no longer an option or an accessory- it’s an essential trait for successful leaders.  Humor can help us be » Read More

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Disaster… What Will You Do?

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It was the worst case of déjà vu ever.  A massive and fierce tornado bearing down on city of over a million people. We were here as a state, in this same city, only 14 short years ago.  Could this really be happening again? And still the tornado came to Moore, Oklahoma. In the wake » Read More

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Simon Cowell – Leadership Guru

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Simon Cowell… His name conjures up visions of other great villains in history.  He’s the Darth Vader of music shows, the Hannibal Lecter of aspiring singers.  And I love it. “Why, are you as twisted as he is?” you may ask. Maybe, but the reason I love watching him is not the pain he inflicts, » Read More

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