Entries by Gary Hedges

Lessons From The Holidays

I determined this year to pay attention during the holidays.  Here are 9 lessons I learned…or re-learned. Surprises happen.  As a gift was given and received, the gift itself is usually a surprise to the recipient and reactions are sometimes a surprise to the giver. Generous people always surprise and bless others.  Take opportunities this […]

Leadership Observations For Christmas

Joseph had the whole Christmas thing goin’…even during the very first Advent season. He and his pregnant (not by him) wife were traveling to see family. They had very little space for luggage. Traffic was terrible. No reservations were available. Family didn’t have room for them and Joseph couldn’t find accommodations that were up to […]

Family Gatherings

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. I wrote this blog several years ago during the summer, but I thought it was appropriate right before the holiday. I love getting together with extended family. I have four brothers, each of us with children and grandchildren. To the degree feasible, we all (we lost Mom and Dad […]

Freedom Requires Restriction

DON’T MESS WITH MY FREEDOM! I don’t get to do all that much, but I love to travel and I love excitement.  So, I’m enamored with Atlanta’s Spaghetti Junction.  With my recent forays into hang gliding and glider lessons.  And flying in general.  These things are edgy.  They give me a sense of freedom, but […]

Inner Attributes of a Prized Leader: Thankfulness

A “prized leader” is a leader who enjoys 360 degree respect and operates from an unselfish mindset. Respect does not necessarily require likeability or agreement, although those certainly can be likely enhancers. Respect is not synonymous with submission or obedience.

Needed: Principled Leadership

Which is more important: principle or expediency? Think through that question while join me into this excursion with leaders. Although I listen to a fair amount of political discussion, I seldom write of it. But in the last few days, with the election cycle heating up in anticipation of fall mid-term elections, I am becoming […]

Never Too Late?

It’s something you’ve wanted all your life. Time has slipped away. You’ve never pulled the trigger on your dream. Pride or despair, perhaps, has kept you from reaching out for the resources that were within reach. It now seems hopeless.