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In addition to my career as a professional speaker I value the opportunity I have been provided with to be a coach and mentor for other Emerging Leaders. A wise man once said, “We have to learn from the mistakes of others because we can’t live long enough to make them all ourselves”. These posts represent many of the lessons that I have learned along the way.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment or thought on any post that touches you. And of course I invite you to share these with others.

 – JAMES

We Could Use Some Good Karma

We Could Use Some Good Karma

Karma (from Wikipedia): action, work, or deed.  The term also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect, often descriptively called the principle of karma, wherein intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual...

Being Bad Sucks. And that’s Good

Being Bad Sucks. And that’s Good

There’s a lot of work that goes into developing a strong team. There is also a tremendous amount of work that goes into improving your own leadership skills. But, before either can reach the potential to be good, first you might want to get comfortable with being bad....

Collect Your “No’s”

Collect Your “No’s”

How did I become a Cast Member at Walt Disney World? By being willing to be told No. In the fall of 1991 my wife and I felt that the timing was right to leave the military and relocate from Scotland to Orlando. I set my sight on a getting a job at Disney World. The...

Magic Doesn’t Happen if you Self Eliminate

Magic Doesn’t Happen if you Self Eliminate

How did I end up on a hit television show in the UK? It didn’t occur to me that I wouldn’t. In 1991, I was 25 years old and my wife and I, because of our military service, were living in Scotland. My favorite television show, hosted by Richard O’brien on the Channel 4...

Do you have a Backup Plan

Do you have a Backup Plan

When you’re trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, there’s always conflicting interests. There are the things that you dream about, things that you want to do, Things that you think would be fun, your goals, your ambitions, whatever it is. But they...

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