My Dog And I Were Attacked And What I Learned From The Incident

Image this: You’ve been cooped up inside because you’ve felt under the weather for four days. You finally start to feel better so you decide to take your dog for a run.

That was me a couple of days ago. I felt like crud in the morning. My throat would burn and I would feel groggy throughout most of the day.

Lok the Vizsla after a run

Lok and I after our run

I was stoked to get outside for a run. Honestly, I think Lok was more excited than I was. Still, you get the picture.

We’re both excited. We run for 4 miles and the run was great. Our pace was just above 8 minutes per mile. There were no stops (other than a couple of potty breaks for Lok). And Lok got to go for a swim.

9 Common Ways Companies Waste Money

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Looking for ways to cut company expenses? There could be ways in which you’re wasting money that you hadn’t even realized. Here are just 9 common ways in which companies fritter away their hard-earned cash.

Hiring the wrong people

Employees are expensive to hire – and the wrong employee can be particularly expensive. It’s important that you hire people who are going to be productive and loyal. A bad employee could result in extra costs as you try to repair the damage they’ve done, whether this is upsetting clients, driving away fellow employees, making costly mistakes or deliberately sabotaging your business.

Bo Schembechler On Teamwork

The Chief Operating Officer for the organization I work for recently had the team watch a powerful, moving YouTube video about teamwork. The video was of a speech given by former Michigan Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler.

Bo passed away on November 17, 2006, at the age of 77. Despite being gone from this world, his words on teamwork and teams still live on.

American football players tackling others

Photo by Keith Johnston

I’d never heard Bo Schembechler’s speech on teamwork. When the video finished, I knew I had to share Bo Schembechler’s talk with you.

With the NCAA college football season just starting, I thought today would be a great day to share the speech. I hope you take away as much from his speech as I did.

You can view the short clip below. After that, continue reading for my take on Bo’s words on teamwork and how you can apply them to your leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Angel Has Fallen

A Reel Leadership Article

Gerard Butler has become a favorite actor of mine. Ever since I saw him in the great movie Machine Gun Preacher, I try to keep an eye out for new movies from him. I’ve missed a few, like the previous movies in the Has Fallen series. These movies include Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. I’m glad I didn’t miss Angel Has Fallen.

Angel Has Fallen picks up after London Has Fallen and sees Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Morgan Freeman as President Trumbull. The two play well off of one another when they’re both on screen together. Their co-stars also bring energy to their roles.

Promotional image for Angel Has Fallen

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen tells the story of a disgraced Mike Banning as he has been framed for an assassination attempt on President Trumbull. The rest of Banning’s Secret Service team did not survive the attempt and all the evidence points back at Banning.

Overcoming Your Resistance To Change

The mere mention of the word change sends shivers up the spines of those who are resistant to change. Do you know who those people are? They’re everyday, normal people like you or me.

Change is a scary word. I hated it for a long time. Change meant things weren’t going to be the same anymore. It meant friends moving away, people dying, job changes, bands breaking up, comic book series ending, new ways of doing business, and so much more.

Two grey wooden barn doors

Photo by Erol Ahmed

Change is a constant in life. We have to get used to change and learn how to overcome our resistance to change. You can’t do this without an intentional outlook on your life.

We’re going to look at ways you and I can fight against our resistance to change. We are going to find ways to become changemakers.