Monthly Archives: October 2010

(#23) No Promises


I did not know Analiza Gobaton but her life had a profound impact on mine last week. Or, should I say, her death had a powerful impact. You see, last week, Ms. Gobaton was on her way to her children’s school … Continue reading

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#22 What’s Important to You?


We have just reached the halfway point of our fall semester on campus. Students have completed their midterm exams; faculty are evaluating those exams and planning for the remainder of the semester.  While it is a time of a lot … Continue reading

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#21 Goals, Failure, and Choosing to Move Forward


In their book Built to Last Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras describe what they refer to as BHAGs. In their research of successful companies they found that companies that set big, hairy, audacious goals left their competition in the dust. In … Continue reading

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#20 Don’t Let Anyone Take Your Passion


In their book Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, Rath and Harter found that only “20% of people give a strong YES when asked if they like what they do.”   They further found that people with a high level of … Continue reading

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#19 Today-Tomorrow-Yesterday


A dear friend of mine recently sent me the book Reach for the Stars. It is one of those volumes of compiled wisdom quotes attributed to sages, authors, politicians, and modern-day celebrities.  Brief statements with powerful insights. One quote in … Continue reading

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