Welcome to the Journey

Happy Hump Day! I’ll keep this a brief as possible for the first blog attempt!

I love the exclamation mark because it typifies my passion in my writing! I may overuse it most times, but I am passionate about the topics and if I’m taking the time to write about it then it warrants the appropriate punctuation.

Leading takes courage. It takes the conscious decision each moment of our lives to stop and decide to do the right thing. There’s no judgement here because I understand there is truly no shared reality and what’s right for me is definitely not necessarily right for you. True leadership puts others before our selves.

Short and simple for the first post. Check out my profile and send me a message. I love stimulating conversation, but beware of what you ask because you just might get an answer, but surely will get an opinion!

Author: Gary

I am a Native Oregonian and grew up on the south side of the central coast in the small town of Bandon. After serving in the US Navy for 11 years I returned home to pursue my passion in leadership. I graduated from the University of Oregon with two degrees in Sociology and Planning, Public Policy, & Management. After a few years of working I returned to academic pursuits. I earned my Masters of Business Administration with a heavy emphasis on Servant Leadership from Northwest Christian University. Life took a twist and I left the Eugene, Oregon area and moved to the Portland, Oregon circus! I currently work for a very large company and have enjoyed great benefits which have allowed me to continue my life long pursuit of knowledge. I have completed Six Sigma Master Black Belt coursework with Villanova University as well as a certificate from University of Notre Dame in Executive Management. Recently, I earned my second Master's Degree from Michigan State University in Management, Strategy, & Leadership. I have lived a pretty good life and I keep things honest. No mincing of words from me and sometimes that means I drop a little bomb in my language. Please, forgive me if my language becomes a little brutish. I pride myself on being able to learn from anyone and any circumstance.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to the Journey”

  1. Gary, I’m glad you started this blog and look forward to hearing your thoughts. The culmination of my masters degree was my masters thesis on leadership and authority. In preparation, one of the books I read was Robert Greenleaf’s book Servant Leadership. His approach has been quite influential in my thinking and experiences in leadership. Keep blogging! The world needs to hear your ideas!

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  2. Gary, I’m glad you started this blog and look forward to hearing your thoughts. The culmination of my masters degree was my masters thesis on leadership and authority. In preparation, one of the books I read was Robert Greenleaf’s book Servant Leadership. His approach has been quite influential in my thinking and experiences in leadership. Keep blogging! The world needs to hear your ideas!

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    1. Skip, thank you for your kind words. Greenleaf is a cornerstone of Servant Leadership philosophy. I can only hope his ideas and teachings will bleed through some of my words here.

      More to come!

      Gary

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