Confessions of a Mormon Bishop

March 19, 2013

I pulled into my driveway at 12:30 this morning. I sat in the car in front of our dark house for a few minutes.  Everyone inside was asleep.  The whole neighborhood was still.  And yet my mind was racing.  So many questions.  So many emotions.  Sadness.  Hope.  Inadequacy. Welcome to the life of a Mormon […]

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My First Letter to Elder Bryton Lee

September 8, 2012

Dear Elder Lee, I hope you won’t mind that I’m sharing my first letter to you with a few people.  Some of them you know.  Some of them you don’t. I realize you haven’t quite left yet, but I’m trying to get in the habit of writing to you and so I thought I’d start […]

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Why I Couldn’t Fire Harriett

August 13, 2012

Wwwwwwrrrraaaaaaaaaaaas! I can still hear her deep raspy voice calling my name from her small cubby outside my office door.  She would be holding onto her coffee mug as she called for me.  I don’t think I ever saw her without that thing in her hand. Harriett Hindman was straight out of the Edward R […]

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Cutters, Creators, and Maintainers

September 13, 2011

You can learn a lot about a leader from the dreams he has. I’ve had bosses who had recurring nightmares featuring a common villain: the bean counter. Even in times of unexpectedly large profits, they still woke up in a sweat convinced we needed to lay off someone. I’ve had other bosses who seemed to […]

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Don’t Stand There, Jump!

August 30, 2011

A few weeks ago I went on a horseback adventure through one of the most remote  areas of this country. I set out on a journey to the Supai Village deep within the Grand Canyon. The isolated village is home to some of the most dramatic waterfalls in the world. I traveled with a group […]

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Google Reveals Why It’s Jealous of Facebook

June 2, 2011

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said some very interesting things on stage this week at the D9 tech conference. He made two statements that are generating a lot of headlines. First, he accepted responsibility as the former CEO of Google for “screwing up” in the world of social media. He blamed “being busy” on his lack of […]

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Social Media’s Osama Moment

May 2, 2011

I can’t let today pass without sharing a few thoughts about the huge news story of Osama Bin Laden’s death. I’ve gotten a bunch of emails and direct messages today from those you who read this blog making sure that I saw the charts of the historic number of tweets sent out when the Osama […]

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The Blogger Who Made His Readers Wealthy

April 25, 2011

He was only 27 years old. Healthcare was his chosen profession. His day job was at Stanford Hospital where he was doing his residency in neurology. At night he spent hours online. Reading everything he could find. About finance. Or more specifically, investing. After a while he decided to contribute to the conversation. He began […]

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Don’t Just Sit There, Say Something!

April 21, 2011

When I was in my early 20s and new to management our market vp invited me to start attending her weekly department head management meetings. I was a low level manager. The type that typically wasn’t invited to these gatherings. I’ll never forget sitting around that boardroom table. I was the youngest, by far, in […]

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855,000 Facebook Fans & Growing

April 19, 2011

Today, I want to spotlight a company that is doing a bang up job building a community on Facebook. Too often, companies forget that the purpose of social media is to build a community. Sell your product or talk about your wonderful company on YOUR website. But, use Facebook and Twitter to talk about your […]

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