Tell Me: What Will You Miss?

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One person I follow is Courtney Martin. She had a post asking her followers to share what they will miss when the pandemic is over. We are hearing a lot about looking for the silver linings during this time. Martin shared this: There is a poll that showed that only 9% of Britons want life to return to “normal,” after sheltering-in: …

Remembering John Prine … Hello

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Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day Old people just grow lonesome Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello” ……………. So if you’re walking down the street sometime And spot some hollow ancient eyes Please don’t just pass ’em by and stare As if you didn’t care, say, “Hello in …

How Achievable is the “American Dream”?

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Are you living the “American Dream?”  If so, what does that mean to you?  How achievable is the Dream for most people?  Read this post to learn more. The documentary American Factory was nominated for an Oscar in 2020.  Even though it did not win, it is a winner.  I highly recommend watching it on Netflix.  And it is especially interesting …

What does it mean to be a good neighbor in these uncertain times?

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We are living and working in unprecedented times.  Organizations and the leaders in them are having to react quickly and communicate clearly in order to protect people while still sustaining the organization.  This is the time for communities to come together and support one another.   I have written fairly extensively about the value of community and how leaders need to …

The Key to Happiness Is …

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This post is written for anyone and everyone who wants to understand how to be happy.  I bet that includes YOU! The pursuit of happiness is a hot topic these days.  If you do a quick Google search, you will find more than 23,000 books with happiness in the title.  In addition to books, there a more than you can count articles …

Four Life Lessons from Mister Rogers

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This past year I was mesmerized by Mister Rogers.  Since my boys were not loyal watchers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I am not sure why I am so intrigued–but I am not alone.  The documentary I loved and I enjoyed Tom Hanks portraying Rogers in the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood almost as much. I think my fascination is with …

His Legacy Will Live On: Remembering Clayton Christensen

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This week the world lost a management scholar, guru, and sage Clayton Christensen who died January 24th.  A professor at Harvard Business School, he was named in 2011 the world’s most influential business thinker in a biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50.  He had a couple of near-death experiences (NDEs) which caused him to be reflective and introspective. In 2010, Christensen gave …