A Proud Papa and a Gallery of Memories

A Proud Papa and a Gallery of Memories
One of my favorite memories of my father was the time he helped prepare me for my 7th grade city-wide spelling bee. I had won the spelling bee in my 6th grade year back in Pennsylvania, and now that we were in a new school in Ohio, he was over the top elated that I had won the spelling bee in the 7th grade and would now represent my school for the big spelling bee. We spent hours going over words. After a long day of work at the brick yard, every night

Four Enduring Leadership Lessons from an Endearing Father

Four Enduring Leadership Lessons from an Endearing Father
With so many horrific heartbreaking stories in the news of late, I wanted to post something uplifting as Father’s Day approaches.  I want to share some leadership insights I received from my Father, Mr. Henry Joseph “Joe” Porter. First let me give some context. My Dad was a hard-working, gregarious man respected as a leader in our community in the Ohio Valley and in his workplace. He loved his family.  His work and leadership were about making a better ...