Civility Has Left the Building

Today, like every day, I listened to the news. I will move between CNN, MSNBC and POTUS during my drive to and from work. I am especially fond of Michael Smirconish. He is both liberal and conservative in his views and tries very hard to give all sides of the political nuances an opportunity to ... Read more
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Ten Truths of Managers

The following passage is from my first attempt at writing a book based on lessons learned and taught, and my experience in managing a diverse group on employees. Feedback welcome! Prelude I am sure that everyone has their own set of 10 or 20 truths about management. It is not about the experience that we ... Read more
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Greatness

I have always written about what it means to be a GREAT Manager. I guess the first thing is that you have to be a GREAT person. That would probably be the first step in recognizing what is or is not “great.” In a discussion last night with my guidepost he helped me understand what ... Read more
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The Right and Wrong of Things

The other day I was asked how I would handle something in the “secular” workplace.  You see I work in religious institution and I guess because it is a religious college there is an assumption that the work of work and the functions related to work are different based on two different approaches to work ... Read more
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Make a Change

I spent a couple hours today attempting to mentor someone.  It is what I do and most of the time I do it well.  But some days I fall short of my goal to make a difference in the lives of those I serve and touch.  Today was no different.  The conversation was engaged.  The ... Read more
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Moving Forward

I remember the day we lost Gabriel.  It still upsets me. The loss of a loved one is always upsetting, even when that loved one is a beloved pet. But we need to keep moving forward. Life does not stop and we continue to believe that tomorrow will be much better. We are Moving Forward ... Read more
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