Dennis Clemmer

A New Chapter

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1 More than 15 years ago I met Roger North for breakfast. I knew Roger from his board appointment with Family Service where I had spent over 20 years of my work life. Since I was looking for […]

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Can You Take Constructive Feedback?

Prior to the Masters Golf Tournament an unscientific poll was taken that found Bubba Watson to be the PGA Tour golfer that other pros would be least likely to help in a parking lot fight. The poll was attempting to identify the least-liked male professional golfer. When Bubba was asked what he thought of the […]

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Leadership Takes Courage

Dec 05, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments
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December 5, 2014 Leadership Takes Courage by Dennis Clemmer In October I took part in my high school’s 50th class reunion. I wasn’t sure what to expect and even had some troubling dreams prior to the event. My dreams were not realized, however, and the event was a huge success. All because of courage. Between […]

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What Will They Say?

May 5, 2014 What Will They Say? by Dennis Clemmer The call came mid afternoon, March 30, while playing cards with my elderly parents. Uncle Arlan, my father’s younger brother, had died earlier that morning. It was not an unexpected call as we had learned several weeks earlier that he was in the last stages […]

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Messy Business

November 5, 2013 Messy Business by Dennis Clemmer I often don’t take time to read the alumni news publication I receive from my high school. But when the magazine arrived several months ago, something drew me to reading about the commencement address given by Andrew Huth, an editorial/documentary photographer located in Philadelphia. Huth challenged the […]

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Living Through Transitions

April 6, 2013 Living Through Transitions by Dennis Clemmer Transitions have been on my mind a lot recently, given several family events. Both of my daughters are pregnant, expecting to deliver daughters of their own this summer, two weeks apart. For Valerie and Gordon, this is their second child. Evan, our grandson, will turn three […]

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Planning for Success

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January 4, 2013 Planning for Success by Dennis Clemmer Three days from now Notre Dame and Alabama will be playing for the National Championship of college football. I am an avid fan of Notre Dame which doesn’t sit too well in this part of the country. But that is beside the point. Recently I was […]

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Living a Life of Purpose

September 5, 2012 Living a Life of Purpose by Dennis Clemmer I thought I had chosen my theme for this blog until I picked up the Perspective section of the August 26 Sunday News. First, I read Joe Lapp’s article, “Living the Lessons of a Life Still Cherished.” The story is about Glen Lapp, Joe’s cousin, who […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Culture?

Jan 22, 2012 By (Bio) One Comment
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January 22, 2012 What’s the Big Deal about Culture? by Dennis Clemmer At times you undoubtedly get tired of hearing us pound away at this organizational culture stuff. There are times when I, too, think maybe we overdo it. About the time I begin to think that, a story or two emerges that makes me […]

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It’s All About Integrity

Oct 05, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 5, 2011 It’s All About Integrity by Dennis Clemmer Had a chance meeting with a friend recently at a social gathering, and as we were about to part he stated, “Great seeing you.  Let’s do lunch sometime.  I’ll give you a call.” Sad to say but I doubt that I will get this call […]

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