Heather, my wonderful spouse and best friend, who supported the crazy idea that I should write a book. Well, at least she didn’t laugh hysterically at the thought! Your unending love and support make the journey worthwhile.

My kids, Aidan, Ashlee, and Kellen – my DNA is in you, but your DNA is all over this book. What I’ve observed, learned, and taught to individuals and organizations manifested itself in your daily experiences. I certainly learned from you and I hope you picked up a few things from dad along the way.

Mom and Dad – may you both be resting in peace. Dad, your humble, quiet leadership should serve as a model for dads and leaders everywhere. Growing up, I often asked my mom how she knew so much. She always responded, ...

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