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Own It

Own It: Put Action into Motion

A few years back, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the headquarters of Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas. I was given a tour, and one statement appeared everywhere. I…

We Need More Daredevil Leaders

To a child born in the mid-Seventies, Evel Knievel was an icon. He was the first true daredevil and stunt performer to capture the attention and imagination of the America…

Are You Busy, or Are You Effective?

You know the conversation. We all do it. It goes something like this: “Hey Jason, how’s it going?” “Great, but really busy,” I reply. “How are you?” “Oh, me too.…
Turn Autopilot Off

Turn Autopilot Off, Happiness On

When people crowd the airport baggage claim to form a human wall of entitlement, we could jump to the conclusion that greed is dictating that action. But I choose to…
Remember the Big Picture

ReMember: My Fab Five

We all have memberships. Formally, we belong to clubs, organizations, social networks, and more. More importantly, we also belong to our families, friends, communities, and our world. So? We need…

The Power of Pause: A Q&A with Terry Hershey

Terry Hershey is a nationally celebrated author, humorist, inspirational speaker, ordained minister and golf addict who lives on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound. He’s also among the speakers who…
Baggage

Assume Their Baggage is Heavy

I stopped at a new grocery store one day, excited to try it but immediately frustrated by the disorganization. I, of course, was in a general hurry, and just as…