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Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Misc | 0 comments

Three Rules to Serve By

Blogger’s Note: I wrote the following personal essay as my entry into a contest with Towne Park. Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the television show NCIS has a list of rules he lives by. He is as fictional as the CBS program, but his rules make sense in the real world. I know a man whose three rules make even more sense. Blair Wright sells proprietary software for hospitals and large medical practices. I would say he is driven to serve. Blair’s infectious smile and calm manner are not the byproducts of sales training and a career of wooing clients off the fence to the table to sign contracts. I learned his principles by watching his life, how he interacted with others, and how he led me. When I donned the hat and whistle as doorman at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel [twitter | facebook], his principles became my daily marching orders. Principle No. 1: Everyone has a Story Julie’s* cab arrived from the airport about dusk. I opened her door and welcomed her but felt pulse waves of stress as...

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