Rock of Strength (3rd Heroic Art)

How to Survive Your Freshman Year: An Honest Look at Fraternity Life & Pledging

How to Survive Your Freshman Year: An Honest Look at Fraternity Life & Pledging

I certainly have seen the worst of what fraternity life can be. But despite that experience, I believe in the positive potential of fraternities and sororities, and I have worked for 20 years to protect them from the dangerous, dysfunctional, and destructive forces of hazing.

A closer look at the culture of Maryland football

A closer look at the culture of Maryland football

The fact that McNair's death was pointless and wholly avoidable is obvious, and hardly a revelation at all. But, what the player's death and the months thereafter illustrate are the addictive, insidious, destructive, and systematic nature of organizations that are tearing people down rather than building them up.

Leaving a legacy: Reflections from planning my father's funeral

Leaving a legacy: Reflections from planning my father's funeral

After my grandpa’s death a couple of years ago, my parents had done much of the planning for their own funerals, but one of the few tasks that remained was writing my dad’s obituary, which prompted me to reflect on not only my dad’s legacy, but my own, as well.

Hazing & the house's odds

When we actively disengage our leadership and leave the future of our groups to little more than a roll of the dice, those "if's" become "intentional failures" (IFs) because the house always wins. If you play long enough, the house takes you down.

What's your mission? What leaders can learn from NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto

What's your mission? What leaders can learn from NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto

On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons mission will reach its much-anticipated destination: Pluto. Since the spacecraft left our planet on January 19, 2006, it has traveled more than 3 billion miles.

As the New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto, I invite you to ask yourself, "What's my mission?"