7 things I do today as a CEO that I didn’t do 7 years ago

I co-founded Sideways8 seven years ago. At the time I would have told you I knew what I was doing as a leader. Now, seven years later, I realize how little I knew. Reflecting on that time and comparing it to now, here are seven things I do today that I didn't do then....

Good and bad communication

I'm sure I will regret sharing this story, but blogging is about authenticity, and authenticity is often about telling real, dumb stories. When I was in middle school, I have a distinct memory of liking a girl, a lot. During this process of this crush, or dating, or...

The family we will never know

His smile is infectious, lighting up his entire face and the room surrounding it. I watch him as I write this, playing, smiling, laughing, perfect. He makes me smile all the time and others smile too. We often get comments about how cute he is or about his fun...

5 things you might not know about me

The other day I was a guest on a podcast and the interviewer asked me for 5 things most people don't know about me. Here is what I came up with: I used to be a certified rock climbing instructor, nationally certified by the American Mountain Guide Association I...

Success is often about context and timing

I have a workout app that I love. In fact, I have made it my app recommendation on my podcast because I'm impressed with it. But, I haven't rated it on iTunes and likely won't. Why? Because when the app asks me for a rating, it asks at the wrong time and in the wrong...

The importance of being known

When I was in college, I didn't know my professors. I was the kid that would sit in the back of the class, half listen to the lectures (because I preferred to read the material) and then leave without speaking to the professor after class. At the time this seemed like...

Perhaps the problem lies with me?

I have been struggling with the behavior of one of my sons for some time now. He is difficult, does things half way, bothers his siblings, is disrespectful, etc. I have tried different approaches to discipline, different ways of talking with him, increasing one on one...

Adam J. Walker

Adam J. Walker

Thinker, Doer, Learner, Life Adventurer

Husband, Father of 5, Thinker, Doer. Wearer of fedoras. I work in Digital Marketing at Sideways8 & support nonprofits at 48in48.

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