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(#455) Resources: Find, Learn, and Use


This week’s blog post draws on the third core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019):  Discover and use RESOURCES to increase chances for progress, growth, learning, and connections. “Knowledge is power.”  But if acquired knowledge is … Continue reading

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(#454) Recognize The Stories In The Room


No matter how far-sighted leaders may be on an issue, if they cannot connect to the emotional responses of their constituents, relevance is missed and opportunity squandered. This past week I attended and spoke at our city commission meeting. The … Continue reading

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(#453) Beyond Hope


We articulate what we want to see happen. Yet that does not finish movement to improvement. I have been hearing and reading sentiments like “there will never be progress” and “there is no hope” and “all hope is lost.” Often, … Continue reading

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(#452) Cognitive Distortions


Can you say, “fake news”? Or “leading statements”? Or “inferences based on limited information or examples”? In their book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Greg Lukianoff … Continue reading

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(#451) The Conversation Starter


There are no strangers; only friends she has yet to meet. It was a chance encounter on a pet therapy round. As Roxie and I exited a hospital office area, a woman stopped in the hallway and looked at us. … Continue reading

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(#450) Respectful Relationships


Respectful relationships help build lasting, meaningful, accepting, loving, nurturing, and sustaining communities. As I wrote Community as a Safe Place to Land, I had the opportunity to speak with transformational people in communities from Savannah, Georgia to Celebration, Florida.  Each … Continue reading

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(#449) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2018


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. [Watch this week’s recommended video toward the end of this post!] While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote … Continue reading

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