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Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall

The official motto for the Commonwealth of Kentucky is United We Stand, Divided We Fall. The phrase was used when the first Kentucky General Assembly included it on the state’s official seal. If this phrase is an absolute, then the fall of these United States is near. The recent election results show an extremely divided electorate. The disdain that some people have for those with an opposing political view is astonishing. The people in urban areas largely voted for Mrs….

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Recently, noted basketball coach/analyst Fran Fraschilla Tweeted “Coaches: Your No. 1 job description is not coaching or recruiting, but “crisis management.” You are paid to handle adversity. Embrace this.”  Given Tweets he had recently made about some college football games, I’m led to believe that he was referring to coaches whose teams had suffered defeats and/or lost players due to injury during the opening weekend of the college football season. Teams such as Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and LSU were expected…

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Arrogant and Judgmental

Arrogant and Judgmental

Have you ever had that “didn’t see it coming” feeling?  Sometimes that’s a physical experience like being blindsided on the field or getting sucker punched in a fight.  Other times, it might be emotional like being turned down for a date, a job offer, or a sale that you thought was in the bag.  Either way, it doesn’t feel very good, and it happens to all of us at some point.  My experience was recent…and I’m glad it happened. A…

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Coachmosis

Coachmosis

Recently I attended a dinner that featured a well-respected Division I offensive coordinator as the guest speaker.  The coaches credentials were impeccable.  He had been successful in Group of 5 and Power 5 schools, leading several young men who earned All Conference and All America honors.  He helped many achieve their dream of playing in the NFL.