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Leadership Lessons from SEAL Training — Adm. William McRaven


The following is adapted from the commencement address by Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University of Texas at Austin on May 17. Lessons I learned from basic SEAL training: If you want … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from Lone Survivor and SEAL Team 10


I am deeply humbled and grateful for Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus Luttrell and Navy SEAL team 10. I was riveted to the movie, Lone Survivor. I had read Marcus Luttrell’s book five years ago and was waiting for the … Continue reading

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UPward in 2014!


If you are ready to take things up a notch this next year, then listen up. These tips might be just up your alley! They may help you get a leg up on your competition and lift up your spirits. … Continue reading

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On Grief and Loss


The anniversary of September 11, 2001 brings to remembrance the 2,996 deaths of loved family members and friends. Today my dad, a combat veteran of the Marines, returned home to Axehandle Lake (above photo) to live out his last days … Continue reading

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4 Qualities of Wholehearted People


Nobody wants to talk about it, and the less you talk about it, the more you have it. What is it? (Answer at end…) Brené Brown answers the riddle in her TED video below. She is a research professor/story-teller from … Continue reading

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