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One Leadership Secret that is Truly Laughable

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One Leadership Secret that is Truly Laughable

My daughter was not a fan of hiking, growing up. She’d get halfway to the halfway point and start complaining. I would try to motivate her with a question, “How do you climb a mountain?” When she would avoid answering, I would offer an answer, “One step at a time!” It didn’t lessen the whining, and the scenario repeated itself, often. Grown now, I recently shared with her how overwhelmed I felt reviewing my to-do list. With a wry smile, she fed my words back to me, “How do you climb a mountain, Dad? One step at a time!” Jimmy...

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Presidents, Politics and the Potential of Humor

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Presidents, Politics and the Potential of Humor

This election was significant; for the first time, I voted with my two youngest daughters. As they received their ballots, the volunteers led a cheer and a clap. I felt a rising emotion, a sense of pride in my daughters, my community, and my country. When they exited the building with their “I Voted” stickers I knew our democracy would continue regardless of the outcome of this presidential election. Driving home amidst the vibrant colors of fall, bathed in the warm evening sun, I could not help thinking about what lessons I could learn from these most visible of leaders, our presidents....

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