The Value of Leadership

by KGBTexas Admin on September 30, 2015

Next spring I’ll turn the big 5-0. I suppose it’s only natural that as that momentous date approaches I spend some time reflecting on my past and some of the lessons I’ve learned. I’m noticing an interesting trend. The truly important people in my life, those who made the largest impact on me, have a very common thread – that thread is leadership.

To me leadership has a very simple definition – the ability to inspire those around you to improve themselves and the world we share.

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Just Another Day at the Office

by KGBTexas Admin on September 28, 2015

I’ve been working in, or with, the media for most of my life. I don’t want to sound like “that guy,” but there isn’t much about either side of a media interview I haven’t experienced.

I’ve been the guy asking the questions and the guy answering them. Nowadays, more often than not, I’m the guy behind the guy answering them. That’s an interesting place to be.

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Teambuilding Through Trash Talking

by KGBTexas Admin on September 16, 2015

Finally, football.

I’m not the first man to tape a college football schedule to his wall. Nor am I the first to manage his weekend calendar according to who’s playing when on Saturday.

As KGBTexas’ social media shepherd, I keep an eye open for ways to engage both the KGBeings I work with and the world in general. That’s why I picked a couple of schools I knew had alums in the office and posted their football schedules weeks before the seasons started.

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Bring on the Billboards

by KGBTexas Admin on September 14, 2015

As I travel around San Antonio in my daily routine, I can’t help but analyze the billboards I encounter along the highway. Many are creative and amusing, others are cheesy and a handful are irritatingly mundane. As I critique the overall appearance of the ad, considering its composition, typefaces and color use, I consider how it could be improved or strengthened.


Recently, I came across a supermarket with two billboard ads strategically placed in front of the store. One ad displayed the store’s name and logo, increasing visibility of the store’s location. The second ad, from a competing grocery store, urged consumers to drive a little farther for lower grocery prices – a great visual for seeing the competitiveness in billboard advertising.

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The Smiling Game

by KGBTexas Admin on September 9, 2015

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday in New York City. Eager to get home from work, I shuffle through Penn Station toward the subway platform, weaving through any parting of the masses to avoid drowning in the human tidal wave of hungry, tired commuters who have long-since expended their daily ration of patience.

I arrive at my stop to find myself surrounded by an even stronger aura of frustration as trains are delayed. It’s the peak of the evening rush. Most of the station’s 5.6 million daily passengers will pass through in the next few hours. [click to continue…]