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How Many Days Do You Have Left?

You travel at the speed of light most days. Your pace is relentless. So here's my question for you: are you living life on purpose? Or just living life? I have a 15-year-old son going into the 10th grade. His transition to high school and driving has gotten...

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Servant Leadership: For Such a Time as This

The Executive Speaker Series session with Donnie Smith, President and CEO of Tyson Foods, is always a highlight of the Workmatters Institute. This week raised the bar. There was the cool factor of meeting at the Tyson Discovery Center and trying new products...

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Are You Playing To Win?

It's 6:00 a.m. Seven young professional leaders, a CEO and myself were huddled around a table deep in discussion. The question was, "are you playing it safe? Are you playing not to lose?" On the surface that sounds like a fairly harmless question. These are...

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Insights From Father’s Day

We all have a Father. Some of us actually have the incredible privilege and responsibility of being a Father. For many Fathers, this past Sunday was a day of joy. It certainly was for me. But I also find it to be a day of introspection. As I read the p…

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What Is Your Work ROI?

When it comes to our work, culture is a world-class trainer. For example, when you ask people why they work or, more specifically, what is the return on investment (ROI) of their work, the trained responses come rolling out. “My work ROI is my paycheck. My...

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Insights from Father’s Day

We all have a Father. Some of us actually have the incredible privilege and responsibility of being a Father. For many Fathers, this past Sunday was a day of joy. It certainly was for me. But I also find it to be a day of introspection. As I read the...

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Leaders Encourage

“Leaders instill courage in the hearts of those who follow. This rarely happens through words alone. It generally requires action. … By going first, the leader furnishes confidence to those who follow.” ~ Andy Stanley, bestselling author and 2014 WorkMatters...

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Becoming a Beyond You Leader

Last Friday, almost 1,900 leaders eagerly filed through the doors of Cross Church in Rogers, Ark. full of anticipation. They had taken a day off work to help themselves become stronger, more influential leaders. 1,900 leaders! I’m still amazed that many men...

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