Mar 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Timing Matters in Fishing and Business Development

It’s finally spring and between my anticipation and the crappie’s early movement into shallower waterI may be on the edge of a fishing frenzy, one that reared its ugly head on my last fishing trip.

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Topics: Decision Making, Timing, Leadership

Mar 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Ignoring Risk Leads to Icy Situations

There’s nothing more determined than a horse headed back to the barn for some rest and feed. If you have ever ridden a horse, you know that as you get close to the barn at the end of a long ride—hang on, you may no longer be in control. When I’ve been on the road traveling away from home and CeCe (my wife), as I start back, I certainly develop that same mentality to get to the barn ASAP no matter what fence I have to run through.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Decision Making, Risk and Reward

Sep 3, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Kill the Snake!

Ross Perot made the saying, “Kill the Snake,” popular during his run for president. He used a story to relay how organizations and government get so consumed by bureaucracy and red tape that they can’t accomplish the simplest tasks that are critical to the mission. 

For our illustration, since I love to fish, we will use the example of killing the snake in reference to us being in a boat. If suddenly a snake drops into the boat with us, what do we do? Kill the snake! However, if we were in the wrong boat, it might require organizing a committee to study the snake. What kind is it? What color? What are our other options to killing the snake? Who are our best snake killers? When should we kill the snake? What should we do with the snake after we kill it? How should we kill it? Is this the environmentally correct solution?

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Topics: Decision Making, Leadership