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

The Essential Humbling of Cam Newton

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Cam Newton is one cocky quarterback. Like few athletes, Newton is one who can back up his mouthy bluster with godlike talent. He swaggers and dabs with the confidence and attitude befitting of a 28-year-old dude who, at 6 ft. 5 inches, literally

Give Permission to Be Courageous

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Often the most powerful action you can take to provoke courageous behavior is to give people permission to be courageous. Before starting my own company, I worked for Accenture, one of the world’s largest and most respected management and

This Above All: Create Safety First

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Over the years, a lot of people have inspired me with their courage. But none as much as my fourteen-year-old daughter, Tobina. Bina, as we call her, has cerebral palsy. She is also profoundly deaf. Both challenges are the byproducts of a virulent