Me and coffee are friends

By: Ben Hoyer Me and coffee are friends. We weren’t always, but in college, a friend introduced us. My relationship with coffee started with Irish Crème breve and Mint flavored mochas and slowly evolved through lattes and cappuccinos to americanos and black drip coffee. As our friendship turned into a love affair, I happened to […]

Legendary Leadership: 4 Ideas to Transform Your Leadership from Average to Awesome!

Legends are not born, they are made. To be clear, legendary leadership is not about creating legendary individuals, but rather legendary organizations, movements, and causes. True legends are remembered, not because they focused on themselves, but because they focused on something bigger than themselves. Applying these 4 Ideas will move your leadership from merely average […]

Thinking about Women’s History Month

Each year, women’s history month is a time of reflection for me. It allows me time to take inventory on how I’m doing and where I’d like to go. It’s a month where I choose to honor the strong leadership of women who have gone before me. This morning, as I was searching through new […]

What is Going Right?

It is so easy to look around our world or our communities and find the things that aren’t working. People hurting each other, abusing drugs or alcohol, losing their lives from violence and other causes, moral disengagement, anti-intellectualism, and more are common staples of headlines today. As a culture, we spend a great deal of […]

To think big, start small

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall In my clinical practice, I am often asked how to get rid of stubborn, bad habits, compulsive behavior, and addictions. People report previous efforts that have been unsuccessful, frustration with halting progress followed by relapse, and feeling powerless under the sway of an […]

Avoid Checking Out

Today’s students are struggling with intense academic expectations, schedules that are filled with activities and with finding the time to spend growing with their fraternity or sorority members. Students view meetings as a required activity—another time and place where they have to be. Instead, students should use these opportunities to share ideas, make decisions and […]