Merry Christmas!

At the end of 2017, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas, as well as a Happy New Year!  

Reframing Failure

Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings. Before founding Spanx, Blakely worked for Danka, selling fax machines door to door. As a requirement for her sales job, she was required to wear pantyhose. Blakely disliked the appearance of the seamed foot while wearing open-toed shoes, but […]

Why hate the Koch Brothers?

Charles Koch is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. And he’s hated by the political Left. The question is, “Why?” Freakonomics Radio sought to understand Mr. Koch, his views, and beliefs to understand why he is vilified by the likes […]


The great ones walk with a limp

In 1989, I tore my ACL playing football. The doctor at the time told me that since I wasn’t going to play professional football, it didn’t need to be fixed. So I did a little rehab and went on my way. A few months later, I was walking down a hallway, and someone who hadn’t […]

Leading Transition at the University of North Alabama

Mark Linder is a friend of mine from high school. Today, he is the athletic director at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. UNA has a great reputation in athletics on the Division II level, but have been trying to move up to Division I since the NCAA lifted the moratorium on transferring […]

Secret to Success – Tim Kight

The "secret" to success isn't a secret.Success is the result of discipline-driven action repeated over time. — Tim Kight (@TimothyKight) January 26, 2017

Creativity in a cup

Reenergizing creativity

Creativity can be fickle. It can come and go. It’s like a muscle in that it has to be used and stressed. So with stress and work and adaptation, creativity can ebb and flow in a healthy way. But creativity ruts happen and getting out can seem difficult and frustrating. I’ve lived this more that I have […]

The Power of Emotional Memory

It has been determined that there are multiple memory systems within the brain, each devoted to different functions. For example, one memory system allows a person to learn to hit a baseball. Other systems cause a person to remember trying to hit a baseball and not succeeding. Another memory system will make that same person […]

The Emotional Path

To better understand the role of emotions in a person’s life, it is necessary to understand how the brain functions and how the emotional and rational work together. The two main structures in the brain that demonstrate this functionality are the amygdala and the neocortex. In humans, the amygdala – from the Greek word for […]

A Breakdown of Police use of Fatal Force in 2016

The Washington Post has published a page detailing how many people have been shot and killed by police in 2016. The data is pulled from news reports, public records, social media and other sources and is automatically updated. They have also made the file containing the details of each person killed by police available to the public. […]