When the Wise Pursue Foolishness

A Fable About How a Wise Man Regained His Wisdom

…in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a man named Noway. Noway was a well-respected man in the kingdom. While not wealthy, he had many friends who often asked for his wisdom and teaching in various aspects of their lives. Noway and his wife had many children, all of whom adored their father and […]

[Book Review]: “H3 Leadership” by Brad Lomenick

Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle

Seventeen years ago, my friend Judy handed me John Maxwell’s classic book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” As a fledgling leader eager to grow and learn, this was like pouring cold, refreshing water on a thirsty plant. I devoured the book in a day and have referred back to it countless times in my quest to […]

Think You Don’t Have Time to Read? Think Again…

Four Reasons Why You Need to Read Regularly

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~Harry S Truman According to an article by Jeff Jarvis, the number of books being read by the average American is on the decline. He states the following statistics: One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives; 58% […]

Three Helpful Tips to Avoid Cramming for Your Next Exam

I gazed wearily at the pile of books in front of me… “So much to do!” My eyes traveled to the clock on the wall, as I completed the thought, “And SO little time!” When I was a college student, my inclination when I was this overwhelmed was to ignore the problem. I figured that […]

[BOOK REVIEW]: “The Navy SEAL Art of War” by Rob Roy

Leadership Lessons from the World's Most Elite Fighting Force

I initially balked when offered the chance to read and review* The Navy SEAL Art of War. While I have tremendous respect for the warriors who protect our country by their service in the Navy SEALs, I wasn’t quite sure how a business and leadership book written by a Chief Petty Officer (and former member […]

[Book Review]: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

When I set a goal to read 20 books this year, I did not expect to complete book #20 by the end of March. My wife told me that she thinks I have become a bit compulsive in my reading. I think she is probably right. As I sit with a book and multicolored highlighters—making […]

[Book Review]: “The Book of Man” by William J. Bennett

Portioned out into six categories, “The Book of Man” is a terrific book to share with males from 7 to 107, as it shares stories, quotes, examples, and poetry from nearly every area of a man’s life: Man in War Man at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure Man in the Polis Man with […]

[Book Review]: The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny

As a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, I will never…EVER find myself in a position to root for the arch-rival St. Louis Cardinals…but as a youth softball coach, I have just found a reason to root for the Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny… Matheny has written a brilliant new book, “The Matheny Manifesto,” and I read it […]

My 5-Point Mission Statement for 2015

If you’re like me, you have sometimes drifted through life, uncertain where you are going or what you want to do next. Even if you are a focused person, it is good to step back and refocus periodically to make sure that you are purposefully living life in your intended direction. A clearly developed mission […]

Three Simple Tips for Personal Growth in 2015

Happy New Year! I know that many of you may have stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to celebrate the coming of a new year. Now it’s Thursday morning (or afternoon), January 1, 2015, and it’s time to look at what is ahead; 2014 is behind us…we can start afresh. I can’t […]