4th of July Fireworks

Seventy-Five Summers

July 3, 2024

  Talk to anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you that I’m wild about the 4th of July. Not in a decorate the house in bunting kind of way, but in being part of the quintessential American Independence Day celebration. I have lots of options in my hometown since both Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia, hold huge fireworks displays attended by tens of thousands each year. One in the colonial capital and one on the…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Human Flourishing, Human Potential

graduation students from behind

It’s Graduation Season

May 31, 2024

Summertime Feeling Throughout May and June, millions of students across the nation reach that major life milestone of graduation. Some are leaving school and moving on to other educational institutions; others are heading into the workforce. But, to a person, I can guarantee that they are nervous about their future. This is why this is such an emotional time for all these students and their families. I participated in this rite of passage this year…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education

“Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy,” Or, Optimal Engagement in the Workplace

April 10, 2024

  When I first heard Michael Stipe cry out that line from the R.E.M. song What’s the Frequency Kenneth? something about it stuck with me.  And it still resonates with me today. I was relatively new to the workforce, and that one line said a lot about what I saw every day in my workplace. I was surrounded by incredibly bright, capable people who, on the surface, seemed at best apathetic. Were they really apathetic,…

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development

Distracted people walking

Unplugging the Entrepreneurial Way: Strategies for Success in a Distracted World

March 7, 2024

Maybe you’ll see the humor in this blog by the end, maybe not. I sure did as I was writing it.  Around this time in 2021, I wrote a blog titled “A Managerial vs. Entrepreneurial Approach to Leadership.” At the end of the piece, I mentioned how future blogs would deliver more nuggets of wisdom. My assumption at the time was that I’d pump out a blog a month and become a prolific content creator.…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Human Flourishing, Human Potential

image depicting the fast paced nature of schools today

A Managerial vs. Entrepreneurial Approach to Leadership

August 31, 2021

You might have seen the recent Inside Higher Ed article published in March of 2021 titled “Colleges a ‘Juicy Target” for Cyberextortion.”  As if mask mandates (or lack thereof), vaccination hesitancy, the Delta Variant, and all the other disruptions that we’ve seen over the last 18 months aren’t enough, now cybercriminals have our schools in their crosshairs. And it’s not just higher ed institutions that are at risk.  Someone could soon find my 5-year-old niece’s…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education