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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August 29 , 2016 /

LABOR DAY 2016: Remember & Celebrate

There are literally 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

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August 20 , 2016 /

RETIREMENT, REFLECTIONS & RENEWAL

About 6 years ago I wrote my “official” letter of retirement after 12 years of working in association with a fine and well-educated group of professional colleagues. I had the liberty and benefit of a “home office” in northern New Mexico during that time although that required a fair amount of travel. It’s the old

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