My best friend and mentor of all time was Frank Tate, a professor I had in college. I worked for him for years after struggling my way through college, and later in his life, he worked for me.
When you know a great man or woman, it’s good to ask yourself why this person is so special.
After 40 years of observation, I’ve got Frank figured out. He always saw in me the person I might become if I got my act together. He treated me as if I was going to be doing the right things, even when my history indicated otherwise.
I remember he implemented the same philosophy with hundreds of his students and, later, with his friends and colleagues.
I want to be more like Frank.