Does Your Dog Dream of Dinosaurs?

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Is there a T-Rex in your future? Growing up, I didn’t have a dog.  When we moved to Savannah 16 years ago with kids in tow, we got a dog.  Your children provide great cover for the inner boy still inside you. We went to the local Humane Society, and said if they came across a dog that was good with children and good with other dogs, please let us…

What’s Your Leadership Presence Smell Like?

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On a recent weekend afternoon, I was out for a jog on a stretch of 2-lane road.  With no shoulder or sidewalk to use, I was running against what little traffic there was.  From about 30 yards and traveling at about 45 mph, a car approached.  And it slowed as it began to brake. The car was still a ways away when suddenly and out of nowhere, I was engulfed in…

If You’ve Recently Failed at Something, Here’s Why You Should Cheer Up

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If you’re human, you’re going to fail at something at some point.  Hopefully it won’t be a big mess, and hopefully it won’t be too public.  But safe to say, if you push yourself to succeed and push to achieve the famous “stretch” goals, at some point, the wheels will come of the track, and it gets ugly. But no worries.  Life could be worse. How? First, you’re only one person.…

Do You Intimidate Your Co-Pilot?

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The recent tragedy of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco Airport has highlighted the significance of not only the role of the leader, but also those working with him or her.  Moreover, it’s underscored the criticality of the relationship of those working in the cockpit. Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, recently noted that investigators were reviewing cockpit recordings to better understand “tone and demeanor”…
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