Volume 11

Ahmed R. Ali

In a small Bangladeshi village located at a bend in the Tista River, 50 orphans were given a new lease on life when a new orphanage opened its doors. They now r...

Barbara Ashe

Most people live their lives within the confines of the word “no,” both real and imagined. Some are so deterred by the very idea of the word that they go to gre...

Ed Barry

Often, the most defining aspects of a person’s life and character spring from moments of serendipity that seem commonplace and unremarkable at first. Like the n...

Steve Bartlett

When things got tough in the halls of Congress and it looked as though his legislation might not pass, or in the midst of the constant turmoil of City Hall poli...

Brianna Dunbar Bowling

The most important business lunch of Brianna Bowling’s life occurred on her farm in rural Maryland. The entrée was homemade grilled cheese sandwiches, and the c...

Guy G. Brami

In the quiet hour following the passing of his father, Guy Brami and his mother stood side-by-side in the hospital room. When she turned and handed him the ring...

Katie Crotty

Long before Katie Crotty served in the Iraq surge, and even longer before she founded her own company, her worldview was shaped by the mantra held sacred by her...

Matthew Dean

Throughout grade school, Matthew Dean had always excelled effortlessly at mathematics.  One can thus imagine his surprise and horror when his ninth grade math t...

Tom DeWitt

Challenge coins are tokens of narrative, the strongest currency of all. They convey the story of an organization and become the anthem of each individual who ma...

Lynda Ellis

Lynda Ellis was defined as a fighter when she was only seven weeks old, suffering from a rare condition the doctors didn’t know how to properly diagnose. She he...

Susan M. Evans

Transformation can be awe-inspiring—a concept that has captivated the attention of Sue Evans and her husband, Paul. They embrace a physical manifestation of the...

David Goodenow

In the 1970s, in a neglected corner of North Central Dallas, David Goodenow’s father saw opportunity in a rundown two-story apartment complex near Old City Park...

Ken Gosnell

Everyday, when Ken Gosnell’s father got ready to leave for second shift at the construction company where he worked, he grabbed two essential items: the hardhat...

Michael Harden

Voltaire warned that the good is the enemy of the great. But Mike Harden, a seasoned executive and leadership coach serving the DC metropolitan area, knows that...