Category Archives: Community

(Issue #477) Call-Out Culture: Increasing Understanding or Volume?


If you have to name-call, then you have no argument; you have admitted your lack of understanding and/or inability to intelligently debate the issue at hand. One of the byproducts of social media has been the legitimization of a call-out … Continue reading

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(Issue #475) Purposeful Relationships Require Deliberative Efforts


Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading

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(Issue #473) Legacy


What is your hope for your community? What do you want to see, and more importantly, what will you do to make it happen? What legacy will you help build and contribute to for the coming generations? Last week, as … Continue reading

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(#Issue 472) Action, Gratitude, and Community


While thinking about gratitude feels good, action creates greater benefits. At the beginning of our monthly Beaches Watch Board of Directors meeting, we pause for a “Mission Moment.” We share how, where, or with whom we have experienced our mission … Continue reading

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(Issue #467) Listen. Learn. Lead.


To lead, you must first listen (hear; respect; ask authentic questions). Then learn from the exchange (willingness to change). Two experiences. One message. First experience. I helped organize a candidate forum for our beaches in Duval County (Florida). The candidates … Continue reading

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(Issue #465) Gratitude: A Reminder


If we give a gift expecting a return, then we have not offered a gift. We have tendered a loan. Not gratitude. When we display gratitude, we demonstrate appreciation, kindness, respect, and, above all, acknowledgement for the person in front … Continue reading

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(Issue #459) Resilience: Where Can You Make Changes?


This week’s blog post draws on the seventh, and final, core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019). Resilience: The ability to connect adaptability, recovery, growth, and discovery. The Seven Core Values for Purpose and Growth provide … Continue reading

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