Business
February 23, 2017

Setting Expecations

When I direct a show I hand each of my actors two sheets of paper.  The first has a list of goals and deadlines, and the second covers my expectations for the company.  That second sheet is a bulleted list of behaviors and attitudes that are expected throughout the production.…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
February 9, 2017

When Is It Time To Start A Comeback?

It’s now been a few days since Super Bowl LI (51) and I can start to reflect on what most people are calling the greatest Super Bowl ever played. But it didn’t start out that way. Early on it looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, rolling…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
January 24, 2017

Fun is Universal

People all over the world love to smile, laugh, giggle, tickle, fist-bump, high-five, fanny-pat and just have a good time. They do it by playing cards, going to the movies to see La La Land or Hidden Figures, grabbing their guitars and belting out a chorus of “Kumbaya,” or running…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
January 10, 2017

Taking Care Of Your Instrument

To get the most fun out of a performance, you need your instrument to be working at its optimum—tuned up and ready to go. But what is your instrument? We understand that musicians have instruments: trumpets, violins, guitars. Those are the tools of their trade. They make music and their…
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BusinessPersonal Growth
December 10, 2016

Setting C.L.E.A.R. Goals

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. —Yogi Berra One of the most important factors in determining your ultimate success is that you know where you’re heading—where you want to end up. To do this, you need goals, realistic goals, both short-term and long-term,…
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BusinessPersonal Growth
November 4, 2016

UW Football Prepares and Has Fun

  Living in Wisconsin for the past 21 years, I have learned to embrace (and enjoy) the University of Wisconsin and their many great sports teams—along with being a fine educational institution. This past weekend our UW Badgers played the Nebraska Cornhuskers; a top-ten, Big Ten college football team. In…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal GrowthUncategorized
October 21, 2016

NOT a Four Letter Word

I believe fun gets a bad rap. It has become synonymous with the quick-and-easy activities that provide instant gratification—or at least easy gratification, and certainly nothing serious or meaningful. It has seemingly lost any relationship with ideals such as commitment, accomplishment, hard work, or sacrifice. Today, fun has become a…
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BusinessPersonal Growth
October 7, 2016

Pursuing What You Love is Important

Finding your passion is not always easy, but it is well worth the effort to look for it. Here is an example of a young man who had lost his way and wasn’t really interested in finding it. I started my college teaching career back in 1988 at Middle Tennessee…
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