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Grouchy Old Men

Nov 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments

November 5, 2012 Grouchy Old Men by Roger North Just recently, I noticed that I have been willing to admit that I am getting older. Yes, I know it’s a biological fact. But for a long time, I just wasn’t willing to admit it! Naturally, I’ve begun to think about what getting older might mean […]

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Leaving a Legacy

Oct 19, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 19, 2012 Leaving a Legacy by Gerald Meck “Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparation should we be making now? The greatest […]

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Gratitude

October 5, 2012 Gratitude by Craig Schloneger Over the past two years, my wife Ann and I had been planning a trip to take our three children to visit Swaziland, Africa.  Swaziland holds a special place for us as we had lived there for three years while doing voluntary service with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  […]

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Team Victories are More Fun

Sep 20, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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September 20, 2012 Team Victories are More Fun by Jerry Murray My friend Dave is probably the best project manager that I’ve ever had the privilege to work with.  He’s not just operationally strong, he’s also fearless and direct in his approach to communications.  He’s willing to address almost anything and he receives direct feedback […]

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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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When It’s All Uphill

August 20, 2012 When It’s All Uphill by Sheryl Eberly I pulled a muscle recently and am dealing with nagging pain as I wait for the specialists to figure out what the solution is. Pain brings limits, and I’ve begun to get annoyed with the limits. I’ve also had to reflect on how unattractive and […]

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Replenish, Refresh and Celebrate

Aug 06, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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August 6, 2012 Replenish, Refresh and Celebrate by Joanne Ladley I’ve spent the last week in one of my favorite places – Big Timber, Montana.  Montana, and Big Timber specifically, is where I go to replenish my energy storage tanks.  It’s so important to replenish and to refresh.  And by that I mean take a deep […]

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Disappointments and Regrets

Jul 20, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 20, 2012 Disappointments and Regrets by Daryl Leisey Some time ago, an individual I was with told me they had recently realized that for most of their life they had spent an extraordinary amount of time talking themselves out of doing the right thing when it came to developing and building relationships. The result of […]

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You Must be Busy!

Jul 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 5, 2012 You Must Be Busy by Roger North How ya doin? How are Carolyn and the kids? You must be terribly busy, aren’t you? These are the three most common questions I hear. I actually like the first two. The third? Not so much. Being “terribly busy” seems to be worn as a […]

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Governance as Leadership

June 20, 2012 Governance as Leadership by Gerald Meck During my 40 years of nonprofit executive leadership, and more recently as a consultant, I’ve been reminded of the critical role of the board of directors in the operation of an organization. Recently I was reading a book entitled Governance as Leadership by Richard Chait which […]

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