March 14 , 2022 /

CHANGE TIME

I may be a day “late” for this blog but wait!  If I don’t believe in being “on time” then I can’t be “”late.”  The truth is that I may be a little obsessive about being on time as I value other people’s time and honoring a commitment that is set for a certain day

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February 26 , 2022 /

WHAT DO YOU DO?

For many years, when I traveled frequently for work, I had the familiar experience of meeting a stranger, often on an airplane or in an airport, hotel or other some other travel related location.  One of the first questions that seemed to be put forward often was, “What do you do?” My response, somewhat automatic,

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January 27 , 2022 /

LIVING IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

Or perhaps even better, living through unprecedented times, in a world on fire where the crisis du jour is served up every day on MSM, one may begin to wonder, is it just me?   Or do others see what I see? On one hand is distress caused by those who would prefer something other than

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December 29 , 2021 /

MANY SIDES OF ONE

I am a son, a grandson, a brother, a husband, a father, a cousin, an uncle, a brother-in-law, son-in-law and a grandfather. I have been or I am a student, a pastor, a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a professor, an instructor, a teacher, a department head, a coach, a principal, a head of school, a trustee,

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November 11 , 2021 /

DESIGNING PERSONAL CHANGE

When you look at where you are, who you are and how you got here, it is unlikely the same kind of thinking and acting will get you to where you want to be.  Marshall Goldsmith summed it up well with a book title, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.”  (Hachette Books, 2007)

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September 29 , 2021 /

BEING AND BECOMING

What did 70 years of learning help me “to understand and to appreciate, to celebrate and enjoy and to use most readily in my life and in my work? I learned that most of all, life is about who I am, not simply what I do. I learned that there is an important distinction between

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