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When You Make the Touchdown, Take One Small Step over to the Ref, Modestly Handing Him the Football

I recently read an article about the “no-celebration” policy of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. In post-millennial professional football, when a player scores, he typically responds as if he’d also just jammed his fingers into an electric socket. His on-field display … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Lincoln, I Been Thinkin’. . . .

Before the results of the November 6, 2012, general election were known, I wrote this note to you in the spirit of neutrality, as a political observer of the whole scene upon our field of competition. Even though I hold … Continue reading

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The 4th of July Reminds Us to Take Charge of Our Personal Freedom and Liberty!

Life is difficult at times, even during weeks of vacation, picnics, summer skies, and the 236th anniversary of our nation’s fortunate birth on July 4, 1776. In fact, even if everyone around us is pulling beach towels out of the dryer, … Continue reading

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Of Commemorative Plaques and Elevator Speeches

I was admitted to the practice of law on June 30, 1972. Yep, 40 years ago this month. Apparently I am not the only one who did the math, as in the last few weeks I have received three emails … Continue reading

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Undercover Bosses Learn to “Manage Through Their Fingertips”

Have you watched the TV show Undercover Boss? The plot is simple. The CEOs of well known companies assume fictitious identities.  Posing as workers-in-training, they are introduced to co-workers–most often those engaged in tedious, entry-level jobs in the boss’s own … Continue reading

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In the Present State of Politics, First Things First

“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”  Mohandas K. Gandi Though strongly tempted, I probably should not speak to the fears we feel now at the state of politics in our nation.  Well… perhaps a … Continue reading

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Life Does Not Kill Our Dreams

“Annually I publish  a Holiday Letter that I send to friends that dot the globe. Many of the prior letters are contained in my book, Humanity at Work: Encouraging Spirit, Achievement and Truth to Flourish in the Workplace (Chapel Hill … Continue reading

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