The Habit of Servant Leadership

Published 04/26/2018

I had lunch with a new friend several weeks ago, Frank Sommerville. Frank told me his dad pastored for many years in a small church in a bad part of town that ministered to bikers, gang members, addicts, and felons. The church never had more than 65 members at any one time. And yet, over …

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Big Things Come in Small Packages!

Published 04/25/2018

Throughout history, leaders have searched many ways to inspire, motivate, connect and engage others.  I took a several courses in leadership in graduate school and there’s one quote which has never left me – “Good leaders serve first and lead second” as I try to remember this credo in all my interactions with anyone I …

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

Published 04/24/2018

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” – Walt Disney All living things must grow. In one way or another, plants of all kinds will encounter high winds, heavy rains, drought and damage. They will also bask in beautiful sunsets that could only be painted by the hands …

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Put Your FFA STEM Into Action

Published 04/23/2018

I spend my days presenting to the Fortune 500 C-Suite across the globe on co-locating their Data Center to a CyrusOne facility. I sit with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and their brightest minds in network architecture, engineering and infrastructure. These companies need data center space to house the …

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The Pressure Cooker

Published 02/02/2018

A school board member once asked a superintendent and agricultural science teacher, “Why are the students who go through the FFA out performing their peers in college?  We have a great school district.  We graduate many of our students and many go on to college … but the FFA or “ag” kids seem to be …

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I Believe

Published 02/02/2018

I come across so many people who do not know what the Texas FFA is all about.  I can honestly say I didn’t fully understand until my son joined this organization in 8th grade – it quickly became his passion. My son, Johnny Callan, competed in numerous FFA competitions and participated in many events. Although …

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ANIMO

Published 02/01/2018

ANIMO is my favorite word because it represents the positive traits of a leader and winner – commitment, dedication, desire, passion, spirit and HEART. A person without ANIMO will never optimize their potential. I encourage all our young people to be good role models and do it with ANIMO!! As a way to inspire others, I close …

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