Deployed for the Holidays

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During my 31 years in the Navy, I was deployed or stationed overseas during the holidays nine times. And I loved every minute of it!! Now, some of you may wonder why I loved being far from loved ones during the one time of the year when family is

Leaders Don’t Freak Out

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As a leader, stress is inevitable. However, it is what you do with that stress makes all the difference. You can either let stress take you down, or you can let it energize and motivate you. Before starting my business a dozen years ago, I spent six

The Courage to Trust Your Team

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The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.- Henry Stimson Leadership is commonly associated with action – trying, doing, achieving. However, there is another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need

Don’t Ring the Bell!

Never give up

Throughout SEAL training, there are several time tested catch phrases that SEAL trainees hear and carry with them from the moment they walk through the doors of the schoolhouse in Coronado to formally start BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL)

The Perverse Thinking of Never Standing Still

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In the mid-1990s, a regional communications company launched a billboard advertising campaign that implored people to “Never Stand Still!” The underlying message was that to be successful, you must be perpetually on the go. God forbid you be