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Freedom to Learn

Oct 18, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 18, 2013 Freedom to Learn by Gina Breslin As a teenager, I took every possible opportunity to go downhill snow skiing. By the time I got to college, I was able to navigate the more difficult ski slopes without falling. It was during this time that I had a ski instructor admonish me, “You […]

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Marching into the Unknown

October 4, 2013 Marching into the Unknown by Bethany Graybill I’ve always had a fascination for maps.  I love to see the big picture, to know where I’m going, to see where one road intersects another, to explore the many possibilities of getting from one place to the next, and the joy of the adventure along […]

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Unclogging the Drain

September 20, 2013 Unclogging the Drain by Lynette Meck I have a bathroom sink.  Not too long ago it clogged.  I tried chemicals.  This did not help.  Unfortunate, because this represented the sum total of what I know to do with a clogged drain.  I’m just not mechanically inclined. I waited.  Perhaps it would fix […]

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Your Leadership is Showing

Sep 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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September 5, 2013 Your Leadership is Showing by David Thompson One of my earliest jobs was with a large supermarket chain, where I spread my hours among three locations. While the products, customers and employees were similar at each location, the leadership style of the store managers was very different. Even as a college student […]

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Up Until Now…

August 20, 2013 Up Until Now… by Sheryl Eberly I prefer a room with a view. I want a window in my office. In my living room. By my table when I’m in a restaurant. Recently I chose a new front door for our home. You guessed it – the door is full of glass. […]

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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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