• Oct 11
    2019
    Watch the video or read the transription, below! Today, I want to talk about an article I recently read about why students can’t write. It was something I found pretty fascinating for a couple of reasons. One, it’s not just students. The writing problem has definitely bled over into the business world. It really brought me back to my school days around how I was taught to write through elementary ...
  • Sep 26
    2019
    With organized sports having played such a big part of my formative years, I am always fascinated by the parallels between success in sports and in the workplace. For me, a skill that has always been critically important in both is the ability to communicate. Over the first few weeks of the NFL season, I have read several articles driving home the importance of communication for athletes. For example, radio ...
  • Sep 24
    2019
    So, you’ve built your presentation from the ground up, and the day is coming up on you fast. You shouldn’t feel alone when you panic or experience anxiety before your big moment, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to buckle down and transform your fears into something helpful and productive! Here are a few steps you can follow to make the road to giving your presentation easier and less ...
  • Aug 21
    2019
    Today marked the end of summer vacation for our kids. As we prepped for this over the past several days by trying to get sleep schedules adjusted, discussing appropriate behavior, and attending “meet the teacher”, our kiddos were inundated with information. We felt confident they were set up for success on their first day of school (1st and 5th grade). About halfway through the day, I was hit with a ...
  • Aug 08
    2019
    As I was cleaning out some boxes in the garage over the weekend, I came across my old sports trophies. As I reflected fondly on the “good old days” of high school football a la Al Bundy, I couldn’t help but be struck by the countless leadership and life lessons I picked up through my years of playing organized sports. One of the lessons that jumped out at me is ...
  • Jul 31
    2019
    Presenting can be a challenging thing to do in front of any audience, but it is an especially stressful task when it is in front of your manager, CEO, or company leaders. Whether you have a great new idea to pitch or need to give a presentation about a recent project, presenting to your manager requires you to approach things with a slightly different set of skills when compared to ...
  • Jun 04
    2019
    From project presentations and budget proposals to keynote speeches, a time is going to come in your professional life where you have to give a presentation of some sort. However, public speaking can be an anxiety-inducing nightmare for a large percentage of people. Giving a speech does not have to be a horrifying experience by any means. With many people citing the fear of failure as one of their top ...
  • May 16
    2019
    Take away the zombie ice men, giant dragons and sword fights, and Game of Thrones really isn’t that different from your normal working office. Every manager fights for their little fiefdom, battling real and perceived threats in ways that would make Machiavelli or Sun Tzu proud. So as the curtain falls on GOT we take a look at the main characters through the lens of the modern workforce. JON SNOW ...