authentic reflections of a life desired to live well
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Husband, father, & motorcycle enthusiast. @MSUComArtSci educator. @MSUStratCom admin. @TedLasso student. Aiming for a life well lived. Follow on @jasonarcher

Profiles in perseverance

Perseverance is hard. Especially if you’re in the midst of a storm. To keep focused on a goal through adversity can be extremely difficult. But it also can be extremely rewarding.D’Ernest Johnson is a running back for the Cleveland Browns. This past season he had a game where he rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to help his team win a game. By comparison, elite running backs in the NFL reach...

Leadership Lessons from Hal Conklin

Years ago I got lucky. I was starting an executive leadership role and was the youngest person by 20 years. I felt like I didn’t belong and maybe the people that hired me made a mistake. My first board meeting came quickly and I was to present. I didn’t even know how to create a board report. My learning curve was steep. Then I learned that the chairman of my committee and board...

Lifelong Learning

The friends John Cucci met on his second mountain tend to fall into two camps: martial artists and communications professionals. Most mornings before the pandemic, you could find John plunging his fists through the still-chilly air in Chicago’s North Shore Dojo in a precise sequence, the smacks of his bare feet on the blue mat sounding off the high ceiling; afternoon saw him doing...

Impact Beyond Our Work

This week former NFL head coach and current ESPN Analyst Rex Ryan had a breakdown on TV. It went viral. Probably because it’s interesting to see someone act in a way we don’t expect. But also because it was a genuinely human moment. Watch his reaction and the panel’s reaction to his heart. The man being discussed is current LA Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. Inside the beltway...

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