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Quiet Please…: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould’s New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Quiet Please…: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould’s New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Jeffrey Scott Gould was only 7 years old when he discovered one of his first sound triggers.   He was taking a test and the kid sitting behind him kept sniffling.  Simple sniffles could keep Jeff from learning.  Since that time additional unbearable triggering sounds have been added to the list.  There’s chewing and crunching, and […]

“I Love You and I’m Proud of You”…Thanks Dad.

“I Love You and I’m Proud of You”…Thanks Dad.

I remember my first college course.  I had worked two jobs throughout high school and so I had decided to attend community college and continue working. For the first semester I’d attend a local branch campus not far from our house.  The satellite campus as we called it, was located in an old lumber yard.  […]

Caution: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Yourself a Leader

Caution: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Yourself a Leader

There’s no shortage of people calling themselves leaders today.  Search Amazon and you’ll find thousands or millions of books on leadership-related topics.  Google the word, and there are tons of websites. Hashtag the term in your Twitter search box and you’ll find scores of profiles. There’s nothing wrong with being a leader or claiming the […]

Best Used By: Has Your Career Met Its Shelf Life?

Best Used By: Has Your Career Met Its Shelf Life?

I read an article that resonated with me last year written by my friend Paul Sohn, author of Quarter-Life Calling, a book aimed primarily at millennials.  Strangely, I’ve found that I relate to millennials in lots of ways, and refuse to accept my age, especially now that I am closer to meeting my half-life.  I […]

Success in Nebraska!

Success in Nebraska!

Hi Folks, I’m fresh off a week long event speaking in Nebraska. I had a fantastic time presenting on Leadership Integrity, and Leaving a Legacy of Trust. This particular booking was for a university’s faculty development week and the overall theme was “Unlocking the Leader Within”.  Each speaking engagement was broken into groups of university […]

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from the Dream Campaign

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from the Dream Campaign

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of completed and uncompleted school projects. The yard is not much different. Sports equipment, and more toys, are constant reminders of the kids. But the kids are not the Paddock’s biological kids. They’re neighborhood […]

5 Reasons Leaders Are There For Others, Even When They Can’t Be For Themselves

5 Reasons Leaders Are There For Others, Even When They Can’t Be For Themselves

This week’s guest post author is my good friend Sean Ackerman from You Leading You. As leaders in our worlds, both personal an professional, there are times when we are in moments of weakness, that the strength that others look at are compromised by the circumstances that we are in. True leaders see past those […]

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