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Columns by Greg Kozera

Deal With Today

This week we attended a conference at Virginia Beach. After my run today on the boardwalk I walked down to the beach. There was a woman probably about 20 years old, walking on a tight rope that was set up 2 feet above the sand. I watched her walk almost the entire way across, about 40 feet, ...

Comfortable Retirement?

I grew up in Pittsburgh. Most of my uncles worked in the steel mills. Many of my cousins chose not to go to college because they could make good money working in steel mills. They drove nice cars. I bought a Suzuki 90 motorcycle for $250. That was what I could afford and attend WVU. My Dad was ...

Learning From Mistakes

This year our varsity soccer team has only 2 seniors. We graduated 13 last year, most were starters. A lot of underclassmen have some big shoes to fill. We also have a new head coach, a former player I had the privilege to coach. He has played the game at a high level and brings a positive ...

The Power of Influence

This week’s leadership lesson with my high school soccer players is influence. We have taught leadership to our boys for over 20 years. The Captains get additional training. Since we began teaching leadership our teams have won 16 Regional and 5 State Championships. Most important is success ...

Courage Isn’t Fearless

We just had the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Most people old enough to remember the time can recall vividly. Back then I was a corporate manager meeting with a customer in Buchanan, Virginia. Joe a big burley guy broke into the meeting and told us a plane just hit one of the twin ...