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Leadership is defined as the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables any individual to inspire and to effectively and efficiently “control” a group of people successfully. Leadership has become a buzz word in...
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So many are the blessings that accompany having a brother or sister, and so often is it that in times when one cannot be strong for themselves, the times when one needs just that extra motivation, the times when accomplishing...
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Try to remember what you loved when you were a child. Our truest passions emerge in childhood more often than not. Unfortunately, they are often and almost always hindered by the pressures and stress that comes with REAL LIFE. Take...
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Leadership means far more than merely occupying a leadership position. It necessitates much more than objectively measurable skills. At their very core, natural leaders evoke follower-ship. Leaders are born from leaders, they are never simply “made”. Your ability [read “opportunity”] to...
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Far too often, leaders confuse “arrogance” for “confidence”. Confidence can only be gained by experience, which takes time. It also requires education, which takes dedication. Embrace those two values and you will become an enlightened leader and you will truly...
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About 22 years ago, on 20 April 1993, 4 days after my 18th Birthday, I made a promise. I solemnly swore to “…support and defend The Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;…”. During my 20 year...
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  On 25 Mar 2015, I had the unique HONOR and PRIVILEGE to attend a public talk by Dr. John F. Demartini at the Dallas Marriott City Center. The talk was entitled “Activate Your Unique Genius“. Amazing talk – I HIGHLY...
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“Mission first – my Marines ALWAYS.” I have been preaching, teaching and most importantly, APPLYING this throughout my entire career. Too many leaders get so wrapped up in the mission that they forget who is actually carrying it out – THE...
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I remember one day I was particularly peeved at some petty situation I was dealing with (I honestly do not remember what it was), so I went for a walk outside to “cool off”. Well, ironically, the sun had other plans....
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I arrived on Parris Island, South Carolina on 14 September 1993, and placed my feet at a 45 degree angle on our yellow footprints. This began my journey in which I would become forged into a brotherhood of “The World’s...
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