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The Gift of Trust

There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction …. that he must take himself for better or worse as his portion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, (“Self-Reliance,” 1839-40) My dear friend, My fervent prayer is that … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson – A Risk-Taker Who Inspires!

As you may know, this past Sunday, July 21st, Phil Mickelson became this year’s “Champion Golfer” by winning the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland.  He was the only golfer who finished the tournament with a sub-par total on the Muirfield … Continue reading

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Kernels on Healthful Goal-Setting from a Kentucky Colonel

I am proud to tell you that since 1980 I have been a “Kentucky Colonel.” The certificate signed by then-Governor John Y. Brown still hangs in my office. Despite this great honor, though, I have never been to the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Lessons in Management from a Cobbler’s Son

This is the first in a series of blogs I plan to write about leadership qualities I learned from my dad, Joseph Costa–and that he learned from his father. My father’s father, Santi was a cobbler who passed away when my … Continue reading

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Bridge Burning in Professional Relationships

I recently escorted my wife to her high school reunion in New York City. That sentimental journey was fun and it reminded me of the lifelong friendships we both made at St. John’s University (Go, Red Storm!!), where we met. … Continue reading

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Have You Flipped the Courage Switch ?

I was not the coolest kid in school, and that’s saying something because it was a pretty low-keyed place. Maybe it was because my overprotective mother worked in the school cafeteria to keep an eye on me. Maybe it was my … Continue reading

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A True Hero – Stan “The Man” Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals

Stan Musial died today.  Certainly one of the most beloved and iconic players in the history of major league baseball. In June 2011 we published the following essay about the great man. I have never bought into Leo Durocher’s dictum … Continue reading

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