Leaders Need To Build Community: Part 1

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As I said in an earlier post, one of my current research areas is the topic of community.  So I am going to write a series of posts on various aspects of this topic.  Based on his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, Thomas Friedman of the New …

Love Needs To Be Be All Around

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Outside of my office is a big digital rotating billboard and last week it flashed a large black and white photo of Mary Tyler Moore (MTM) and 1937-2017.  It seemed as if every time I looked out of my office window her photo was staring right at me.  It brought back so many good memories and I could remember her …

Leaders Need To Build Community

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Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is traveling around the country giving talks, recording podcasts, and granting interviews based on his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.  You can listen to an excellent interview podcast with Friedman by clicking here. Through his extensive research, Friedman is sharing what the …

A Good Movie Can Change Your Life

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It is that season of the year for movie awards with the Oscars being the preeminent awards ceremony.  Based on the awards received to date, it looks as if the movie La La Land will win several awards. It is such a feel good movie–a nice love story even though the ending surprised me.  But the Academy tends to prefer heavy dramas. …

One of My Favorite Podcast Series

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During the holidays, our family went on a road trip out west to ski.  One of my sons introduced me to a great podcast series on NPR titled:  How I Built This.  This is an interview series with innovators and entrepreneurs such as the founders of Patagonia and Clif bar.  The driving went quickly because we were able to listen …

The Power of Willpower

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At this time of year, we think about New Year’s Resolutions–what we want to improve or learn.  Often we think about the weight we want to lose, the money we want to save, the changes we want to make.  Recently, I read a book that influenced my thinking about these topics titled “Willpower: Discovering the Greatest Human Strength” by Roy …

Writing New Year’s Resolutions or Living Your Legacy?

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It is that time of year when many people think about and some even set New Year’s Resolutions.  Usually these resolutions focus on self-improvement or on learning something new.  But as I was watching CBS “Sunday Morning” last Sunday, I was thinking about the value of living one’s legacy.  Jane Pauley remembered the many people who died in 2016 in …

Be Aware of the Blues

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It seems as if the holiday season comes sooner all of the time with retailers decorating and playing music and all the advertisements involved. The season is full of traditions, rituals, and festivities that set expectations high for both religious and secular activities. The tone is set by the music that is often continuously played during the season: “Tis the …