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“F” words can get you in trouble

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It’s not a pretty sight to see me run, regardless of my outfit. When I run, I try to wear clothes that make it easier for drivers to see me. Once upon a time, I’d be more concerned with my fashion. Those days are gone. My perspective has changed to that of the driver’s on…



Cross country parents winking with Wagner

Many of you know, about a year ago, I started a mini-crusade of sorts. I would ask anyone that would listen if they would pose in a picture and wink with me. The occasion is called Winking with Wagner. The idea was for them discover what makes them unique. In reality, it changed my life….


she clapped


In two weeks I was supposed to pick up my mom, in Northwest Ohio, and drive to Knoxville. We’d spend two nights at the Knoxville Marriott, where I’d be speaking, and make our way back for my oldest son’s graduation on May 1st. He’s graduating with his Masters in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati….


Goal crushers


What’s the one thing that all leaders have in common? They all have blindspots. How can you avoid blindspots crushing your goals? For starters, start with asking your team three simple questions. When they answer them, encourage them to take their time and think about their answer. Is that a totally honest answer? Without the…


Leadership and blueberry pancakes

blueberry pancakes

Anyone that knows me, realizes how important family is to me. It’s great to have them all together in one room. We can play a board game, share a meal or watch a movie. One of the most interesting times is after one of those events. It’s when I can sit back and listen to…


I stumbled on something this morning


It’s a crazy busy day as I prepare for a speaking business trip. As I way laying in bed going over everything that I had to do, I wondered if it could be done. You may already be asking yourself, “why didn’t you just get out of bed?”. There are many reasons. I love being…


things that scare you

Brian Wagner Insight filming

Are you sure you’re really supposed to do them? Well, I did something that scared the hell out of me. I’ve started a 52-week video series. Two weeks ago, I rented an office space for filming and waited. I was hoping for a miracle and not realizing what I was hoping for. Then, the day…


Do you have vision?

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I don’t mean, “can you see?”. I mean, do you have “a” vision? As in, a vision for your work. A vision for your life. A vision for your company. Let’s say your company has a vision statement. That counts!  But, do the employees know what it is? Do the managers or even the customers?…


Don’t forget to WINK

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We may have been lucky enough to have gotten a picture together. When we did I probably asked you to WINK with me. It’s not because I want you to make fun of me. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I continue to grow and get more comfortable with who I am, I…