October 21 , 2018 /

10 LIFE TRANSITIONS

Every one of us goes through and, in fact, we are going through various life transitions, much of the time, one way or another. Living is organic & dynamic, seldom static or unchanging. We often see people not preparing for whatever might be next and there is one compelling reason. It is not knowing what

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September 19 , 2018 /

12 LIFE LESSONS

Learn. Grow. Change.  All of us who are committed to lifelong learning continue to add to and subtract from our repertoire and our portfolios.  We jettison a lot of what we don’t need and invent something new for that which we discard.  A current “Leadership and Design” newsletter (www.leadershipanddesign.org) is dedicated to “Do A Lot

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September 14 , 2018 /

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

I subscribe to several weekly emails from people who usually have something of value to share. Being a deliberate, lifelong learner, I relish the opportunity to pick up information that will help me and others to learn, grow and change.  One of those people is Whitney Johnson who, in this week’s email newsletter, offered up

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September 7 , 2018 /

GOING OFF THE RAILS

There has been a lot said recently about someone going off the rails.  We know generally what that means in terms of losing direction, being disabled from further progress.  What happens when we’re the ones who have either lost traction or direction or even purpose?  What then? Most of us have had some kind of

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September 1 , 2018 /

TRANSCENDING DIFFERENCES

Disagreements and differences of opinions separate people, communities and countries and there are those whose efforts are designed to pit people against each other through partisanship and intolerance. There are also those whose efforts are designed to build bridges of understanding, create communities of compassion and work toward bringing people together around a common vision,

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August 19 , 2018 /

A BETTER MOUSETRAP

The phrase “build a better mousetrap” turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation and is frequently taken literally, with more than 4,400 patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office for new mousetraps, with thousands more unsuccessful applicants, making them the “most frequently invented device in U.S. history.” Five “better mousetrap” books

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