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A Hipster-Inspired New Year's Resolution

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A Hipster-Inspired New Year's Resolution

I’m writing this blog on a new tool that I’m hoping to use to help bridge the gap between intention and execution. A few months ago, a coworker sent me a link to the Qwerkywriter, a Bluetooth keyboard with the look and feel of a vintage typewriter. It looked to be beautifully crafted, but a bit expensive at $300 for a keyboard with less functionality than one I could pick up for $19.99 on Amazon.com. I thought it would make a great gift for the accomplished writers I know, but not really a sensible purchase for someone who primarily writes blogs about his son’s high school football team.

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Taylor Swift For President

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Taylor Swift For President

I WOULD LIKE TO OFFICIALLY OFFER MY ENDORSEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE THAT POSSESSES MORE POSITIVE QUALITIES THAN BOTH MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES PUT TOGETHER, THE ONE AND ONLY TAYLOR SWIFT.

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Are You Comfortable With Servant Leadership?

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Are You Comfortable With Servant Leadership?

Whether you’re comfortable with the expression of servant leadership or not, we’re all left with the same conclusion. If we really want to lead our businesses, organizations, communities, and families, we must be people-first. We must place a higher value on others. If we all make even the smallest effort to do that every day, the world will become a markedly better place. You can be that difference maker. You can be that change agent. You can be the leader worth following.

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Lessons On Company Culture From The Chain Gang.

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Lessons On Company Culture From The Chain Gang.

On the chain gang, I’ve seen and heard it all. I’ve seen teams that stay absolutely calm and consistent even when a game is slipping out of reach. Not surprisingly, those teams tend to go onto winning seasons, even if they lose that particular contest. I’ve also seen teams that absolutely fall apart. I’ve seen teams handle adversity with calmness, and I’ve seen teams turn on one another. I’ve seen coaches turn on one another. I’ve seen players disrespect their coaches, and I’ve seen players and coaches disrespect the officials.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Manning Vs. Trump

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Thoughts on Leadership: Manning Vs. Trump

If you’re really good, you don’t need to tell people about it. If you’re really a great linebacker, they’ll call your name over the PA, you don’t need to tell people about it. Let other people talk about your accomplishments. When you're asked about them, acknowledge those who allow you to be your best, and you’ll earn everyone’s respect.

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Building A Better Brand Part 5: Story

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Building A Better Brand Part 5: Story

When your brand stops playing the hero and starts playing the role of guide in your customer’s story, you’ll see dramatic results, and you just might find that you're a lot better storyteller than you thought you were along the way. 

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Building A Better Brand Part 4: Visual Systems

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Building A Better Brand Part 4: Visual Systems

Embrace your uniqueness. Third Day found it when we stopped trying to be something we were not; when we focused on our fans more than our critics. Maybe your company is trying to be something it isn't. Be who you are. Your uniqueness is what gives your purpose power.

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Building A Better Brand Part 3: Uniqueness

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Building A Better Brand Part 3: Uniqueness

Embrace your uniqueness. Third Day found it when we stopped trying to be something we were not; when we focused on our fans more than our critics. Maybe your company is trying to be something it isn't. Be who you are. Your uniqueness is what gives your purpose power.

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