Building Great Culture Through Food & Wine Feb 22, 2021

I have always been a big fan of Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. He's had long-term success, is hilarious (if you like dry sarcasm), has disciples all throughout the NBA, and from all accounts, he leads in a way that helps human beings be more human. Doesn't that sound like...

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Greatness Never Comes Alone Feb 08, 2021

When Tom Brady was asked by host Jim Gray whether he thought it would be important to win a championship without Belichick, Brady responded with, “I never once in my life thought about that.”

Brady added to that, "I don’t think that’s an argument that I ever wanted to...

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Don't Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated Feb 01, 2021

Don't treat others how you want to be treated. Wait, that's confusing. Doesn't that go against what you learned in kindergarten? Let me explain.

The golden rule, as it is often referred to, is an excellent ethic when we think about things like respect, dignity, and kindness. If you are choosing...

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Habits Happen Jan 25, 2021

Knowledge is good, but habits happen! In fact, a recent study out of Duke University tells us that 40% of what we do in a day is done out of habit. Said another way, you don't decide on 40% of what you do in a day. This is why we might know how to eat healthily but find ourselves eating the same...

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Engage Your Team About Challenging Events Jan 11, 2021

The events of 2020 within our culture have been so challenging! A pandemic leading to economic crisis followed by racial injustice protests segueing to a very contested election topped off with a riot at the U.S. Capitol Building. As humans we need to be able to talk about these things but...

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The Power of Hospitality Jan 04, 2021

My favorite restaurant is Grammercy Tavern in New York City. The first time I went was with my brother-in-law because it was his favorite restaurant. That's their goal, to be your favorite restaurant because you can't argue with someone's favorite. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is...

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We Can't Be Self-Aware By Ourselves Dec 07, 2020

"Dad, are you ok? You seem stressed." I replied, "I don't think so." As I was scanning the table I could see that others thought the same thing. "You just seem like you are on edge," my daughter said. "Huh, I guess I am. I wonder why?"

There's a lot happening in the world right now! Covid...

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Similar is not the same Dec 01, 2020

It’s really hard to end up at the same place if you only have similar destinations in mind. I remember when a new Starbucks had just opened up in the next town. My friend and I agreed to meet for coffee. I went to the Starbucks we usually went to and she went to the new one. A few minutes...

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