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Double Dipping on Leadership Development

Double Dipping on Leadership Development

I called a good friend last week and asked her for a favor. My friend, Andrea, sits on the Board of Trustees at an East Coast private high school that has sent some of their students to participate in our annual National Leadership Academy. “We’d love to have ten more...

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Promises & Commitments

Promises & Commitments

The world will always remember what happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, twenty-one years ago, yesterday. The Columbine High School massacre, at the time, was the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States. Unfortunately, since...

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Are You Living or Laminating Your Mission Statement?

Are You Living or Laminating Your Mission Statement?

My father’s side of the family was small. He had only one sister, who became a Catholic nun at the age of sixteen. So, I had no first cousins, or uncles, on my father’s side—only visits to the convent to see Sister Loralee or to my grandma’s house in upstate New York....

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Jacking Around

Jacking Around

We lost a great corporate leadership and management guru last month. But I hope we don’t lose the great lessons this man has taught the world. Jack Welch built General Electric into an industrial and financial powerhouse. As chairman and CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001,...

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The Catch

The Catch

Tate Spaulding and "Some Guy"There’s not a person in the world that’s seen the 1989 movie Field of Dreams that doesn’t remember the final scene when Ray Kinsella asks his late father, John Kinsella, to have a baseball catch in the cornfields of Iowa. You’d have to...

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Spaulding’s Top 10

Spaulding’s Top 10

Yesterday was the first time in fifty years that I was bored to death.  Sequestered in my home the past week, I was trying to find things to do with my newly found time.  I decided to reach out to some of my friends and ask them their favorite movies of all time.  You...

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Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

My life is turned upside down.  Perhaps yours is, too.  My business is turned inside out. Perhaps yours is, too.  Everything that I’m used to is no longer. Perhaps you feel the same way, too. I’m used to heading to an airport twenty times a month. No more airports in...

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Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Last September I took my father on fishing trip to Alaska to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was a week that I’ll never forget. From Anchorage, we flew into a fishing village called King Salmon and then took a 30-minute float plane to our remote fishing camp. I’d never...

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Bone Chilling

Bone Chilling

Over the holiday break I met with a young professional that attended our Global Youth Leadership Academy years ago. Very bright young lady. She was telling me all about this amazing Silicon Valley company she started working for after she graduated college. She was so...

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Lost Art

Lost Art

Celebrating birthdays growing up in Suffern, New York, were always bittersweet. Bitter because of my mother. And sweet because of my mother. Let me explain. I know many people claim that their mamas are the best cooks in the world, but my mother, who is 100% Italian,...

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