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Month: March 2016

Potential Is The Bottom Line

The latest round of the NCAA Mens Basketball tournament just finished and I find myself in 8th place in my family pool. But the reality is that according to who I still have left in the tournament and the teams that I predicted would win in the next two rounds I have the potential to score more points than anyone else in my pool and I can in fact win our little competition. In addition

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Commitment – Sometimes You Have to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

Just because the Republican majority Senate doesn’t want to discuss a Supreme Court Candidate from a Democrat President in the last year of his team doesn’t mean they should or can shirk their commitment to the constitution that charges them to approve or disapprove the candidate. Commitment means doing your job even if you don’t want to.

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Values? What Values?

While watching the Republican debates I thought, what is the example we are setting for future generations? Is it really appropriate to verbally attack someone in a debate? Can we expect people to act better than we act on television as we debate the future of our country?

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Mining For Accountability

When Donald L. Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, was convicted of conspiring to violate federal safety standards, a track record of dodging safety standards and devaluing people came to light. Learn how to build an organization that inspires people to be their best not tries to coerce performance.

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It Doesn’t Have to Start Like This to Get Like This

As we walked through the store I thought out loud, “It doesn’t have to start like this to get like this.” Buc-ee’s started with one, much smaller, location and has grown into 27 locations around the state of Texas. Many times we see a successful business or organization and think that we could never build that type of organization. They have their act together, they have this incredibly clean facility, the staff is so well organized, they operate as a cohesive unit and they seemingly own their market.

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March 2016

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