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What Hamilton Teaches About Leadership

Revolution can happen when you least expect it, especially in the workplace. When Lin-Manuel Miranda performed the first song from his Alexander Hamilton concept album, during a White House event in 2009, the rendition was inevitably met with a standing ovation. There were also reactions throughout the performance that seem outright sacrilegious as we lookContinue Reading “What Hamilton Teaches About Leadership”

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My “What I Wish I Had Been Told with Paul Hebert” Guest Appearance

I was a guest on Paul Hebert’s great What I Wish I Had Been Told Podcast series recently, and spent some time talking about being calm and reasonable in the workplace.  [Listen to my appearance on Soundcloud] Being trusted to be calm and reasonable might be the most important tenet of leadership. Vision, knowledge, andContinue Reading “My “What I Wish I Had Been Told with Paul Hebert” Guest Appearance”

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10 Bands That Would Be Better with Axl Rose

Josh Womack wrote this and Dan Armelli did the photo edits. Josh Flagner is just the hood ornament on this one.  The news broke this week that Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour in addition to singing for the newly reunited Guns N Roses. Why stopContinue Reading “10 Bands That Would Be Better with Axl Rose”

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Cleveland Trending Topics, 11/3/15

Here is some quick bloggery about Cleveland’s Twitter Trending topics on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. #ElectionDay #issue3 #NationalSandwichDay Vote YES Somehow #NationalSandwichDay became the meat in an #ElectionDay hoagie1ba-dum-tss. This off year election is especially important in Ohio, as the state is on the precipice of legalizing marijuana use. There are a thousand arguments forContinue Reading “Cleveland Trending Topics, 11/3/15”

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Cleveland Scene Killed Cleveland Sports Talk Radio. Almost.

The qualities I appreciate the most about Cleveland Scene Magazine are on full display in this week’s cover story about the sad state of Cleveland sports talk radio; aggressive style, civic responsibility, and swear words. Civic responsibility may seem heavy-handed for praise about a column excoriating sports talk radio stations, but for a citizenry whoContinue Reading “Cleveland Scene Killed Cleveland Sports Talk Radio. Almost.”

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Baltimore is People

This post was originally published on 4/28/15 at my tumblr page. Here’s what I know about the Baltimore Riots, the general civil unrest there, and what’s been happening between many maligned police departments and the equally maligned citizenry: There is a second America, whether we like it or not. I’ve never had to deal withContinue Reading “Baltimore is People”