Tag Archives: compassion

(#411) Perhaps, A Human Good Citizenship Test?


If only we treated our fellow human beings (citizens of the world) with the same dignity as the CGC expects of its participants. This past week Roxie and I passed the “final exam” for the Canine Good Citizen certification (AKC).  … Continue reading

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(#383) Creating Direction


While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day we have the opportunity to provide light or darkness. We provide direction or obfuscation. With every decision and interaction, we can … Continue reading

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(#309) Thanks. You’re NOT Helping!


I totally understand that many people just don’t know what to do when someone in front of them says, “I have cancer.” Last week I shared the well-intentioned and well-executed words and actions that so many people offered on behalf … Continue reading

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(#308) Thanks. You’re Helping!


Laurie and I remain deeply indebted to many, many friends for their positive thoughts and love. I often incorporate into my posts personal experiences and stories with broader lessons and insights.  This week’s post comes from the most personal of … Continue reading

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(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns


It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading

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(#158) Effective Leadership Embodies Influence Over Control


“We can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.” -Brené Brown- In last week’s post, I listed my top five attributes for effective leadership.  At the top of the list, I had placed the ability to … Continue reading

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