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Language Matters

Aug 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

August 5, 2013 Language Matters by Joanne Ladley According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, the Korean government stepped in to improve the safety ratings of their national airline. The first thing the government did was to declare that the language of the cockpit was English. Pilots needed to understand and be confident in […]

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The Power of a Story

Jul 22, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 22, 2013 The Power of a Story, by Daryl Leisey As a child growing up, one of my favorite times (whether at home, school or church) was “story-time”. The opportunity to be transported to another place or time was fascinating to me. Whether it was Aesop’s Fables, the parables in Scripture or Dr. Seuss, […]

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A Sticky Mess

Jul 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 5, 2013 A Sticky Mess by Roger North The blueberry pancake syrup was threatening to seep off the edge of the table onto my shorts. Carolyn and I were working feverishly to contain the spread of the gooey liquid. Having used up all of our napkins, we eventually got the attention of our half […]

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Leadership Lessons Learned on the Farm

Jun 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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June 20, 2013 Leadership Lessons Learned on the Farm by Gerald Meck It’s 7:30 on a Sunday evening and I have just arrived at my nephews’ dairy farm in Berks County, Pennsylvania with my 12 year old granddaughter, Maya. Maya lives in Hartford, Connecticut and has aspirations to become a “big animal” veterinarian someday. We […]

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There Are No Shortcuts

June 5, 2013 There Are No Shortcuts by Craig Schloneger I don’t usually do the shopping in our household.  I’m not very good at it and find it somewhat of a nuisance.  But when I do go shopping, I know exactly what I’m looking for, am quick in making a decision and don’t get pulled […]

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Define Your Own Success

May 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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May 20, 2013 Define Your Own Success by Jerry Murray On the first day of practice, we set the following goals for our little league baseball season: Team and parents will work together to encourage one another – in essence to build a healthy community. Players will improve incrementally each time we are together. No […]

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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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What Was That You Asked?

Apr 22, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

April 22, 2013 What Was That You Asked? by Sheryl Eberly The sun had set over the city and the evening lights brightened. Outside, traffic sped by the restaurant. Inside, candles flickered and conversations hummed just a decibel below the mood music. The talk at our table was on business and political affairs. Interesting stuff […]

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Traveler, There Is No Path

Apr 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

April 5, 2013 Traveler, There Is No Path by Joanne Ladley Those of you who know me know that one of my favorite quotes is from Machado: Traveler, there is no path.  Paths are made by walking. I’m not sure why this quote is so intriguing to me.  Maybe it’s because left to my own […]

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The Power of Patterns

Mar 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

March 20, 2013 The Power of Patterns by Daryl Leisey No doubt you’ve heard it said: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result! Author Andy Stanley fleshes out this idea in his book, The Principle of the Path. He says the path you take will […]

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