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Robin Worley
Multi-business leader who now wants to give insight to the next "greatest generation".
Interests: Teaching the critical need to our youth for Imperative Leadership and the understanding of what true leadership really means. We teach Math and English at a young age, why are we not also teaching Leadership and Etiquette at the same time? We should be setting the stage for our next "greatest generation".
Recent Activity
I'm continually amazed and disappointed to hear so much "build in" excuses for human shortcomings. In speaking with my dad the last years of his life--he didn't buy into any of it. When teenage thugs were called "troubled youth" he would say they weren't troubled at all, but that they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Robin Worley's blog
Last week we read where the last two of the four young men who murdered Bobby Tillman were sentenced to spend the rest of their days in prison. This "gang" of boys beat and kicked Tillman to death at a party. They were only 18 years old when they committed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Robin Worley's blog
OK, with all heads bowed and eyes closed...raise your hand if you've ever done anything really, really stupid. Now ask yourself, what was the penalty? And finally, what could you have done differently to avoid it? Truth is, we've all done a ton of stupid things, although granted some people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Robin Worley's blog
During this holiday season, many of us take the time to care about and serve others a little bit more. As believers, we're encouraged to expand beyond our faith to help others, thereby showing the "fruits of our beliefs". In the light and shadow of the cross, planted in today's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
"I BELIEVE that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." President John F. Kennedy, May 25th, 1961 With those words, President Kennedy cast the vision for perhaps the most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
There is no substitution for natural God given talent. Even so, talent without substance will only take you so far. Take for example the trait of Self-Awareness in the arena of sports--in this illustration, defensive football. Experience and study often puts a player in better position to make a play,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
Everyone likes to call themselves a "leader" these days. It seems that the requirement of this title is nothing more than calling yourself one. We have team leaders, project leaders, political leaders, cheerleaders, etc. We lead our families, and we lead our lives. Or do we? The truth is we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." Malcolm X Surprised? Actually, Malcolm X said some very positive and truthful messages. The reason he is not revered as was Martin Luther King was his lack of understanding the Law of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
There is a recent television commercial highlighting the great Michael Jordan's basketball career and his former Coach Phil Jackson stating that "Leadership comes from within". It's true. We all begin with a small circle of influence and then have the opportunity for our leadership to spiral outward. Way back in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
"And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their world, are immune to your consultations, they're quite aware of what they're going through." David Bowie As my baby boomer generation continues to move into the retired, more obsolete generation, I've become more concerned with what valuable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Robin Worley's blog
Dad lost mom July 2nd this year. My sister Carol and I knew it would not be long before Dad joined her. Dad's birthday was November 1st. He was 94. The day before his birthday we asked him want he wanted. His reply, "I want God to take me home... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
I recently had the opportunity to meet and learn from what I believe is one of America's true authentic leaders, General Russel L. Honore'. The general is now retired from active duty, but many of you might remember him as the man who took on the clean up disaster and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
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My mother was 90 and she had always been quite healthy until these last two months. Dad is 93 years old and the "plan" was for Dad to pass away first, and then mom later. When mom's heart began to give out, she went downhill quickly. So much so that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
As we all know, leadership is nothing more than influence used as a verb. It's getting others to do what you want them to do. Easier said than done for sure, however there are a few beginning tips to remember in recognizing what level of leadership your company is with... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
Every generation thinks it's the first to go through the problems every leader experiences: perplexing situations, self-doubt, dealing with a variety of personalities and with frustrations when things don't go as planned. The truth is, leadership is pretty generic and the same leadership principles apply for most all situations with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
"A parent is only as happy as their most unhappiest child." I plan to divert my normal business blogs to discuss the difficulty of parenting for awhile. Most of us love our children and want what's best for them. When they hurt, we hurt also. I'm sure that it becomes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
Adversity is a fact of life and an unsympathetic companion. It's non-discriminatory and takes no account of age. It comes and comes again. You qualify, whether you're five or ninty five. This being the case, the real issue becomes how we react to adversity as we move through life.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Robin Worley's blog
In recent months I've had the opportunity to speak with several high school students, mostly on the subject of authentic leadership. I'll be posting more thoughts on the need for imperative leadership to be taught in schools as a subject, right along with math, English, and spelling. The reason is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
Growing up I remember one of my Uncle's favorite quotes was, "Robin, everything in moderation." To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what he meant. Was he speaking of moderation as a virtue or a vice? If a virtue then why be moderate at all? I know many entrepreneurs who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
"When a friend laughs, it is for him to disclose the subject of his joy; when he weeps, it is for me to discover the cause of his sorrow." Joseph Francois Desmahis "Friend" is probably one of the most misplaced and overused word in today's culture. Our understanding and measurement... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
"If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect." Ted Turner I believe you can learn from everyone. Sometimes those lessons are ones of admiration and emulation, while others are quite the opposite but nevertheless just as powerful. It's lessons of what you don't want to become. I did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
Living in the Moment In my previous blog I discussed how "taking out the trash" was necessary to achieve your vision--where you want to be. In this context I was referring to the physical restraints that bind us. It refers to your daily actions. For example, it doesn't make sense... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
Is that all there is? "The only thing worst than having no sight is to have sight, but no vision." Helen Keller Do you remember Christmas mornings as a child? We would leap out of bed at the crack of dawn and race to the fireplace/Christmas tree to see what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Robin Worley's blog
Robin Worley is now following Diane Urban
Jul 23, 2010