Category Archives: core values

(Issue #497) End-of-Year Review: The Six Ds


How does your 2019 retrospective set the stage for your 2020 journey? In thirty days, we will be staring at another set of New Year’s Resolutions. Lofty expectations we set for that better version of ourselves, our teams, and our … Continue reading

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(Issue #496) Thankful for Civility.


Civility does not mean we always agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. On March 25, 2012, I wrote “Is Civility Part of Your DNA?”. Coincidentally, it was post #96 on … Continue reading

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(Issue #479) Lessons by the Numbers


Six short video strategy lessons. This week’s blog evolved from a former student. She reminded me of a guitar metaphor I used in class to highlight six dimensions of growth and resilience. That got me thinking about videos I had … Continue reading

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(Issue #478) A Possibility Conversation


Dig down … why do you remember this and why does it speaks to your soul? Eulogy or résumé virtue? Juxtaposition of experiences leading to a common conclusion. Experience #1 goes back to a challenge I have offered to audiences. … Continue reading

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(#Issue 471) Confronting the Bullies


What we do in these situations defines our characters, our communities, and our destiny. DeRay Mckesson, in On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, reminds us of the power a bully holds when we fail to confront … Continue reading

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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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(#445) Endings. Beginnings. Beginnings. Endings.


How will the ending affect your beginning? Sunset. Moonrise. Moonset. Sunrise. December 31. January 1. High school graduation. College first-year experience. Diagnosis. Recovery. Digital detachment. Digital detachment. Relationships. Relationships. Death. Birth. Winter. Spring. Rainbow bridge. Puppy adoption. Open door. Closed … Continue reading

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