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How Most Subs Give Anything But a Sub-Par Performance

When you hear “substitute,” what comes to mind? I think about substitute teachers. When I was a kid, a substitute teacher was not really asked to teach—he or she was more of a caretaker, someone called in to babysit a … Continue reading

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Fill Your Life with Resplendent Goals

December 2012 As the year recedes, may you begin to gather your thoughts of the loving kindnesses that have been given you in 2012. For what more powerful recollections can we focus upon than those of the many times the … 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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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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You Can Flourish Even in the Harshest of Times

“If you shield the canyons from the windstorms you will never see the true beauty of their carvings.”                             Elisabeth Kübler-Ross During recent travels my wife, Jean, and I visited Bryce Canyon National Park, in southern Utah.  We decided to hike … 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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Want Coworkers to Change? Try Selling Them the Brooklyn Bridge!

I was in San Francisco last month as the city celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Several articles I read out there spoke to the engineering marvel of this bridge, its construction representing a huge leap forward … 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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In Baseball as in Organizations, Players, not Tactics, Win Games

Recently I read a review article about a new book on baseball managers. The author was comparing several managers to answer the question: “Who is the better manager? Someone steeped in strategic acumen, the type of guy who constantly shuffles players … Continue reading

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Turn Your Company Culture Around With Stories

Can any of us recall a day when our thoughts did not gravitate at least once to the dark edges of our mind? It happens every day, even in the workplace. That is why good leaders spend lots of time looking … Continue reading

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