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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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The Power of Trust

Jun 04, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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June 4, 2012 The Power of Trust by Craig Schloneger When you experience a transition in life, you realize the importance of past relationships and how they have influenced and shaped your professional and personal life. As many of you are aware, I have recently made a transition from CEO of Ten Thousand Villages to […]

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Leading Yourself First

May 21, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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May 21, 2012 Leading Yourself First by Jerry Murray Ever felt inspired by the ambition and intentionality of well-known leaders? When I read A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I was struck by the great lengths to which Abraham Lincoln and the members of his cabinet went to be of use to society. […]

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Yes You Can

May 04, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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 May 4, 2012 Yes You Can by Gina Breslin “Yes you can!” These were favorite words of my father throughout his life. More often than not, these words were followed by an incredulous, “Why couldn’t you?” Dad exemplified this can-do attitude continually, not only as an entrepreneur and a small business leader, but also in his personal […]

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