Posts in Category of: Event

Pirate Day at the Office

September 15th, 2015  |  Published in Event

This Saturday is the 30th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Inspiration struck John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Oregon in 1985 when they …

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Play Like a Champion

September 8th, 2015  |  Published in Event

This past weekend, my daughter Jordan and I traveled to South Bend for the Texas – Notre Dame football game. We’ve had this date circled on our calendar for more …

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: What Did We Learn?

August 25th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Ten years ago today Tropical Storm Katrina emerged from the Bahamas to reach landfall in Florida before moving back into the Gulf of Mexico and intensifying into a Category 5 …

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Life on Mars

August 18th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Last week, Britain’s Daily Express reported that searchers for extraterrestrial life discovered what they believe is evidence of life on Mars based on images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Most …

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Irish Philosophy

March 17th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not Irish (I’m German on my mother’s side, Scotch on my father’s side), but our family visited Ireland and loved the people, the sights and …

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NY World’s Fair 50 Years Later

September 16th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Uncategorized

What will you do in the coming years to move from success to significance? Check out my complete post here on LinkedIn.

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Best Advice I Ever Got

June 10th, 2014  |  Published in Event

Today would’ve been my father’s 87th birthday. Here’s the best piece of advice he ever gave me: “Do what you love doing with people you really care about at a …

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Spring Football

April 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

There are two big sports seasons in Texas: football and spring football. Last Saturday, the University of Texas played its annual Orange-White scrimmage. New head coach Charlie Strong made three …

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Facebook Turns 10

February 18th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Social Media

Hard to believe that Facebook was launched 10 years ago this month. It feels as though social media has been with us longer than that. Perhaps it’s the realization that …

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The Beatles and You

February 11th, 2014  |  Published in Event

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. If they had flopped, their performance would have been forgotten. But of course they didn’t. News accounts of …

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Groundhog Day

January 28th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

This Sunday is Groundhog Day. It’s a custom begun in the 18th century among Pennsylvanians who brought this tradition from Germany: a groundhog that sees his shadow returns to his …

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JFK’s Legacy: Think Big

November 19th, 2013  |  Published in Event

As we reflect this week on the somber anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, we’re reminded of his legacy. Regardless of what you think of the man or his policies, …

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What’s Your Reputation Worth?

July 9th, 2013  |  Published in Event, Reputation

Aaron Hernandez was arrested June 26 on charges of murder, and two days later the New England Patriots waived him from the team. This past Saturday, the Patriots opened the …

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Snow White Turns 75

April 9th, 2013  |  Published in Event

In case you missed it, Snow White turned 75 four months ago. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered on Dec. 21, 1937. During production, Hollywood referred to the film …

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Lincoln: 5 Leadership Lessons

February 5th, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Abraham Lincoln’s Leadership Style Abraham Lincoln was born 204 years ago this month on February 12, 1809. Americans celebrate Presidents Day in honor of Lincoln and George Washington, born February …

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Seeking Inspiration

January 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Starting today, nearly 1,000 people from at least a dozen countries will begin arriving in Dallas for the Vistage International Conference. The successful men and women executives gathering for the …

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How Much Do You Want It?

January 1st, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Happy New Year! Whatever you do, don’t make any resolutions. Instead, take a moment to ask and answer this question: What will I be celebrating one year from today? Then …

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Counting Blessings

November 20th, 2012  |  Published in Event

On a bitterly cold day 392 Novembers ago, the storm-battered Mayflower dropped anchor off Cape Cod. The winter of 1620 was devastating.  Extreme cold, snow and sleet interfered with workers …

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Darrell Royal – More Than Winning

November 13th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Last week former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal died at age 88. He leaves a rich legacy and essential leadership lessons. I grew up watching Royal’s teams win …

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Port In a Storm

October 23rd, 2012  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Today is my 30th wedding anniversary. I’m sharing an otherwise private celebration with you because I’ve found in my work with leaders that people can weather the turbulent seas of …

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