December 27 , 2016 /

TWO KINDS OF CHANGE: Planned & Unplanned

There are two kinds of change, planned and unplanned. While the former is more desirable, it’s not always possible. When planned change can be anticipated there are specific steps to insure that the most effective and successful change is implemented. When change that is precipitated by external factors is not anticipated, the response to the experience may

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December 14 , 2016 /

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT

Many of us go about our work without being concerned about the rewards of what we do. We have chosen a profession (or been chosen by it because it called to us) of serving others. What we do is because of who we are and not that who we are is defined by what we

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December 7 , 2016 /

WHEN IS GOOD ENOUGH GOOD ENOUGH?

Many of us have grown up with the philosophy, and in a culture, that says whatever we are doing, whatever we are making, could be better. Some of it may well stem from (TQM) Total Quality Management which can be traced back to early 1920s. That is when statistical theory was first applied to product

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October 31 , 2016 /

3 DAYS 7 BLESSINGS

From time to time, periodically or seasonally, I take a three-day break. It can be a long weekend or any three days that work for me. My most recent personal retreat was a Sunday to Wednesday in the small mountain village of Manitou Springs, Colorado. The three days can be anywhere you choose. Setting is

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October 21 , 2016 /

TEN REASONS WHY I WRITE

Writing gives me the opportunity to reflect on my thoughts, observations and experiences in ways that I can see, hear and understand more clearly. I can share those thoughts, observations and experiences with others who may be interested, and if they’re not, that’s OK too. Writing offers me a catalog or menu from which I

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October 20 , 2016 /

A BLOG IN TRANSITION

My blogging experience covers the past 5 years with approximately 250 posts. Those posts are mostly professional around topics having to do with education, leadership and change. Some have been more personal reflections of what was happening at the moment or with my work or other projects. I have written essays, articles and speeches and

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