Category Archives: thoughts

Now That’s a Leader – The Jerry Garcia Method

  Jerry Garcia did not think of himself as a leader. He did not like making decisions. He over-used consensus in directing the Grateful Dead. But he led his group to become the top-grossing concert band for decades. His legacy … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Throwback Thursday

A Different Kind of Throwback Thursday While in Portland, Oregon last week, I took the opportunity to attend the fourth annual Grateful Dead Meet-up. Movie theaters around the country played a 1972 concert of the jam band on Thursday, July … Continue reading

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Settling for Less than We Want

The Grocery Bag Analogy Have you noticed how a plastic grocery bag flies by the side of the road? The wind from passing cars tosses it into the air according to the direction the car is traveling. The bag has … Continue reading

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Prayer

I believe in prayer. I have practiced it for most of my life. In prayer there is great power. As we sincerely voice our desires to our Heavenly Father, we receive power beyond our own abilities. Through prayer, we can … Continue reading

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The Notre Dame Center Who Could

David Casstevens of the Dallas Morning News tells a story about Frank Szymanski, a Notre Dame center in the 1940s, who had been called as a witness in a civil suit in South Bend. “Are you on the Notre Dame … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Believe It

Since I fly nearly every week, I get to witness people at their best and at their worst. Sometimes I’m blown away by what I see and hear. A few weeks ago, I was pleased to hear the captain announce … Continue reading

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You Get What You Expect

Each of us has driven through a parking lot looking for an open spot. After just a minute or two you may allow our thoughts to turn to the negative. You think, “I’ll never find a spot!” May I suggest … Continue reading

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