I was recently on a panel discussion at work on the topic of diversity where the word ‘disappointment’ was used several times. It struck me that I have heard this word a lot lately – how we are disappointed in this response or statement or action. Most of the time it is said as a […]

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Pass the Baton

The relay race as a life metaphor arose for me recently as I was discussing on-boarding with my new company. The idea being that there are work and responsibilities that need to be handed off to me, but I must be up to speed before that handoff can occur. Just like in a relay race,

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This blog’s inspiration was the poem ‘I Wish You Enough’ that I have had in my files for over a dozen years. I believe I first read it in Chicken Soup for the Soul. I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I

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Be a Light

I have previously posted about how everyone can be a leader. In the area of the civil rights movement, I have used the example that Martin Luther King led a movement, while Rosa Parks led in the moment. Not everyone can be like Martin Luther King, but everyone can be like Rosa Parks. In today’s

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Following up on my most recent blog post Ego it is a natural progression to do a blog on Humility. Although I covered the topic once before in Low Man Wins there is enough content about Humility that some people make a career out of writing, speaking and coaching on the subject.  Humility has gone out

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Godspeed is an expression from an old Middle English phrase – God spede which means “may God cause you to succeed”.  It is also an expression used with the intention of a personal blessing and true concern for someone to successfully accomplish or complete a challenging task, typically someone about to start a journey. Its

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Burn the Boats

In the year 1519, Hernán Cortés, with some 500+ Spaniards and a dozen or so horses, landed in Mexico. The Spanish conquistador and his men were about to embark on a conquest of an empire that hoarded some of the world’s greatest treasure of gold, silver and precious jewels. Cortés was aware that for more

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