Tag Archives: leadership

(Issue #623) What Have We Learned in 12 Years?


NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: This week I have a repost with a twist. The post below (Issue #1 on this blog) went live on May 31, 2010. At the time, SOCIAL MEDIA was a bit of a new hot topic … Continue reading

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(Issue #613) Tao Te Ching: Perspective on Life with Integrity


Even the down times—those times when we seem confused and falling short of our goals—have lessons to teach. ~~~~~ Reading a translation (by Stephen Mitchell) of Tao Te Ching I was taken by seeming contradictions (to my mind) that Lao-tzu … Continue reading

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(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading

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(Issue #597) Whackin’ Your Thinkin’


We let go of cherished ideas and begin to seek new waysof thinking, listening, collaborating, and doing. ~~~~~ Ever feel hemmed in by your own thinking? Or better still, do you even recognize that your habitual patterns may have short-circuited … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Watch


For more on the mission of this page click here. ~~~~~ Past issues of “Community Bright Spots!” have focused on architecture, parks, nature, art, and recreation. Each post encouraged (hopefully) readers to pause and reflect on the beauty and positivity … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #592) Me or Us?


A functioning community provides a safe place for its members to explore, learn, fail, and grow. That requires the community members to make room for aspirations beyond their own (self-centered?) biases. ~~~~~ Energy practitioners believe the fifth energy chakra—the Throat … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Skate Parks


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Atlantic Beach (FL) and Jacksonville Beach (FL) each offer a space for the skate enthusiasts. First, Atlantic Beach and its Oceanside Rotary Skate Park located in Jack Russell … Continue reading

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(Issue #586) Good, Not-So Good, and Why (x5)


Go beyond listing a goal statement.Before acting, make sure you understand the why of your what. I have written separate posts on this blog about bright spots, not-so-bright spots, weak signals, and the five whys. Today, let’s look at how … Continue reading

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(Issue #583) The 7Rs and Public Health


Public health is a community good that connects each of The 7 Rs. |How can we remain good stewards for our community? Over the eleven-year history of this blog, seven values have repeated themselves. The same seven interrelated concepts provided … Continue reading

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