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 […]

Four Things to Bring to Class to Start Out the Semester on the Right Foot

(and Two Things NOT to Bring!)

As the end of August approaches, young minds turn from the fun activities of summer toward more educational pursuits. Many recent high school graduates look ahead with excitement (and a bit of apprehension) to the beginning of a college career-not quite sure what to expect, but eager to charge ahead into the unknown future. As […]

[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 […]

Five Tips to Graduate from College in Four Years or LESS

Even if You are Already in College!

According to a recent article in the New York Times, only 19% of students complete a four-year college degree in four years at most public universities. Fewer than 10% of the 580 public universities in the United States graduate more than half of their students in four years. And many college advisers are using six […]

Professors are Human Too!

Three Questions to Ask Your Professor When Life Knocks You Down

Professors are human, too. This is a concept that seems foreign to many students. To a college freshman, professors sometimes seem iconic, untouchable, and almost godlike in their power, authority, and influence over the destiny of their students. Let me step down off the pedestal that some of my students have placed me on. Let […]

What Makes a Good Man Become Great?

A Tribute to My Father

My father was a great man… Last year, I wrote a blog about how frustrated I would get with my dad when I took him grocery shopping. His seemingly obsessive need to go to multiple stores just so that he could save a few pennies here and there on milk, bottled water, and other necessities […]

The Three C’s to Remember When You Miss a Class

The freedom that comes with moving from high school to college is exciting. No longer do we have mom and dad nagging us to get out of bed and get ready for school. No longer do we get “sent to the principal’s office” when we act up in class. And no longer do we have […]

I’m Writing a Book!

Yes, you read that correctly. I really am writing a book. I have a story to tell—a story about how a 19-year old kid who got kicked out of college ended up winning the highest award for distinguished teaching at the very same university. But the book is about more than that. It’s about the […]

[Book Review]: “The Art of Work” by Jeff Goins

In his newest (and easily his best) book yet, Jeff Goins compellingly makes the case for how to discover your calling-the purpose for which you were made. This book reads as a series of inspiring case studies that focus on the ways that a variety of people moved from their job to their vocation-their calling. […]