September 3 , 2021 /

LABOR DAY 2021

There are hundreds of workers who have made our lives easier, better and more productive this past year and here are some of them by category.  I will thank a number of them personally this week and next for their good work.  I want them to know that their work is appreciated, that it makes

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August 22 , 2021 /

A DIFFERENT 12 STEP PROGRAM

“The nature of change itself seemed to have changed in recent years. It was becoming obvious: we need to think and act differently.”   Janet Ford & Rick Walters, “Managing Dynamic Change” Here are twelve lessons I learned in working with people designing and implementing change. These lessons apply to individuals, to teams and to organizations. 

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July 28 , 2021 /

COACHING REDUX

This is a revised post from March of 2017. It has little to do with athletics except as a reference.  It was written around the time of March Madness, the college basketball playoffs for determining an NCAA college championship.  You have to smile at some of the terms – sweet sixteen, elite eight and final

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July 6 , 2021 /

CRISIS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

A crisis is not a tragedy.  A crisis is a crossroads, a crossing, a time when careful, thoughtful management and making difficult choices are required.  The current crisis in teaching kids has to do not only with history but also with values and beliefs.  We have seen the great divide in the USA between those

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June 24 , 2021 /

GIFT OF ANOTHER YEAR

Those of you who read my blog regularly will recognize much of this as I’ve shared many of these thoughts and experiences previously here.  And I summarized my first 70 years in the 2013 publication, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir.” Starting my 85th year and able to function physically, mentally, emotionally and socially at reasonable

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May 2 , 2021 /

SPIRIT & SOUL IN LEADERS

The mythical story of Psyche, Amor and Venus has to do with love lost and found, the joy and suffering along the way, hard work and humiliation, as well as the comfort, support and assistance of others.  It is easy to recognize in this story of Psyche the human soul, which is purified by passions

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