During my senior year of high school I was suspended from school for actions that were meant to be a joke but resulted in an injury to another student. I was terrified to have to tell my father but knew I wanted him to hear it from me and not the school. When I told him what happened and the consequences I would have to pay for my actions I expected one of my father 's powerful tongue-lashings. Instead, I received a hug followed by encouraging words to the effec...
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...her has been and continues to be the primary example of leadership in my life. While we are in two separate career fields I use the many life lessons he has taught me and the leadership style he employs to guide me in my professional life. I strive every day to set the example I want others to follow and to lead others with love. I put my wife, Jessica, and two daughters, Aubree and Maycee, first in my life and encourage those I work with to do the same with their families. I stress to them not allow work to consume them and take from their family time. I am respectful of those I work with and maintain an open door policy. I look for opportunities to assist my coworkers where needed in order for them to accomplish their goals and ultimately department and unit goals. To this day I strive to be like my father both in my professional life as well as in my family life.
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