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By Tom Davidson

In one of my grandfather’s poems, he wrote, “Make your work your hobby and ride cowboy ride!” It was his way of telling us kids to get a job we’d love so we would never have to work a day in our lives. I’ve gotten to coach over a thousand new, middle and senior executives, […]

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By Tom Davidson

Heather Slayton is a forester for the Tennessee Division of Forestry, has a B.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech, and is currently working on her Master’s at the University of Tennessee. After graduating from Tech, Heather worked as a forester in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Tennessee. Right now, Heather works as the […]

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By Tom Davidson

Andy Van Dyke is Forest Operations Supervisor for J.M. Longyear in Marquette, MI where he works as the Forest Operations Supervisor, leading and working with a team of seven foresters to manage both company and private lands for the company. Andy is also Chairman of the Michigan Society of American Foresters. On this week’s show, […]

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By Tom Davidson

Thomas Jefferson said, “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson can be credited with the corollary, “Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.” Your reputation is shaped by your actions, not by your education, not by your good intentions, and not even by your values. People can’t […]

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By Tom Davidson

You might have heard it said that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not trying hard enough, and it’s one of my favorite, difficult topics in leadership! Before we explore this any further, let me be clear that the kinds of errors that I’m addressing are not the kinds of mistakes that literally put […]

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