Tag Archives: friendship

Bridge Burning in Professional Relationships

I recently escorted my wife to her high school reunion in New York City. That sentimental journey was fun and it reminded me of the lifelong friendships we both made at St. John’s University (Go, Red Storm!!), where we met. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Successes Already Yours This Thanksgiving Day

 I just read an article, “Companies Redefine Success.”  The reporter tells us that companies are not only presenting the usual financial information in annual reports, but are including “non-traditional” ways they measure success.  Wow! That’s an idea we could all … Continue reading

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Awareness/Attention Causes Success—and On It Goes!

A somewhat mysterious set of circumstances leads to the fact that some of us succeed early and then never again. It’s especially puzzling when that high early success washes out of a part of our lives that we value, the … Continue reading

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Really? By Phone? Joe Paterno deserved better.

Much as courage is form-fitted to the occasion that demands a heroic act, in times of crisis we try to form and bring the correct judgment–our internal compass, of sorts, to any problem that stands before us. We often succeed, … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Fathers

Dear Friends, Today I have the very great pleasure to introduce you to Bruce Rosenstein, my guest blogger this week. Bruce is an extraordinary human being and a new friend I know you will enjoy coming to know. Bruce is … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: The Perils and Pearls of Change

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”        –Steve Jobs Some folks are frozen in the tracks of their lives, always looking backward to … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Permission to Embrace Life’s Mysteries

“The hearts of little children are pure; therefore, The Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.”                                                                                                               –Black Elk I am in the process of writing a talk, “Embracing the Great Mysterious—Change.”  The “Great Mysterious” is … Continue reading

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Awarded The Medal of Honor, A Mighty yet Humble Act of Compassion Is Remembered

As you probably know, last week President Obama awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor to former Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer for saving 13 U.S. and 23 Afghan soldiers during an intense fire fight in 2009.  That day, Sgt. Meyer realized that … Continue reading

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Don’t Postpone Seeking Life’s Joys

Yo-Yo Ma is rightly considered one of the world’s greatest living cellists — an icon in the world of classical music.  But have you ever studied his fingers?  Naturally, if you have seen him perform, you are drawn to how … Continue reading

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Between Heaven and the Curbs Below

In most ways the meanings we attach to life’s experiences, the insights we harvest from all we do is really a matter of perspective. Let me share a story that also reminded me that life’s blessings are often masked in … Continue reading

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