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26
Nov

Give Thanks to a Mentor.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Here’s your question: Why do we call it “Thanksgiving”? If you are like most, you said the Pilgrims were giving thanks for all that wonderful food they were about to eat with their neighboring friends. I would add that the Pilgrims were also thanking their indigenous neighbors, the […]

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19
Nov

The Head Coach: Pride beats intimidation in football, and in life.

Football mimics life in many ways. One way is in the challenge of motivating others to perform at their peak. Teachers struggle to motivate their students. Parents try to spark their children to study more. Coaches can, at times, have a difficult time setting a fire under their players. That is why Bud Adams stepped […]

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15
Nov

Winning Life’s Lottery

You won life’s lottery if you were born in these United States of America. Given your great fortune, you can become anything you desire. You can even become president. Just look at whom we reelected as President this past week — Barack Obama. He came from a lower middle class family and was raised by […]

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05
Nov

The Head Coach:Planning ahead for the season of transition

In Middle Tennessee, we are now in the season of transition. The leaves are bright orange and yellow and all will soon leave their branches and fall to the earth. Nature is making its transition into winter. Transition is a desirable state for many in the workforce, but as a Corporate Speaker I often see […]

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11
Sep

The Head Coach: Lead Yourself to Success

Austin Peay State University is in a transformation. Recently, APSU was voted as one of the best universities to work for in the United States. Only 140 universities were picked for this prestigious list, as surveyed by The Chronicle of Higher Education. While many factors contributed to this honor, one factor came from the top […]

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