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On Listening

Sep 20, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 20, 2011 On Listening by Sheryl Eberly I can be a terrible listener, and I’m trying to understand why.  I’ve discovered one thing that contributes to my challenge is there are often two voices contributing at once to conversations. The first voice belongs to the person who is speaking to me; the second is my […]

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Amazing Grace

Sep 06, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 6, 2011 Amazing Grace by Jerry Murray It had been hours since we beached the raft that carried our family down eight miles of rapids on the Lehigh River.  We were tired, cold and extremely HUNGRY.  We eagerly awaited our favorite pizza and it was almost here.  Each family member had already commented how […]

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Relationship Checkpoints

Aug 15, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

August 20, 2011 Relationship Checkpoints by Joanne Ladley Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships. What role do I play in creating the quality of the relationships I enjoy and treasure? And, is that role any different in the relationships that aren’t quite so easily enjoyed? Why are some relationships so frustrating and others […]

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The Real Deal

Aug 01, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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August 5, 2011 The Real Deal by Daryl Leisey For the last 9 years, I have had the privilege of serving as a member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Excellence Exchange committee. The Excellence Exchange program is a bi-monthly speaker series that is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity to gain valuable first-hand […]

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The Weight of the Job

Jul 19, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 20, 2011 The Weight of the Job by Roger North Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a golfer now. Yeah, she’s a Stanford professor and a best selling author in waiting. But I am most interested in her conversion to golf. She has a history as an achiever, including as an accomplished pianist […]

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Every Day is a Gift

Jun 30, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 5, 2011 Every Day is a Gift by Gerald Meck On Father’s day, as I was exercising at the Ephrata Recreation Center, I debated whether to write about the importance of leadership succession planning, servant leadership or managing by values. While these thoughts were circulating through my mind, I was watching the US Open […]

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The Power of Influence

Jun 20, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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June 20, 2011 The Power of Influence by Dennis Clemmer I wasn’t able to attend the celebration of Tom’s 20th business anniversary so I sent a note to be read at the event and emailed him about getting together for lunch. It was over 20 years since I had seen Tom. He and I worked […]

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Self Leadership

Jun 06, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

June 6, 2011 Self Leadership by Sheryl Eberly I really shouldn’t be sitting here eating coconut sorbet as I write this post. I’d have exercised a whole lot more self discipline if I’d left it in the freezer case at Costco. But I didn’t. There it was, an enticing 12-pack of assorted exotic-fruit mini desserts, […]

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Setting Expectations

May 18, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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May 20, 2011 Setting Expectations by Jerry Murray My friend Brian Kurtz, owner at Elite Coach in Ephrata, PA recently expressed that “if you want to frustrate people, hold them accountable to unclear expectations.”  I agree wholeheartedly with Brian on this one.  Everyone pays the price for a leader’s failure to set clear expectations. Expectations […]

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