Leadership

When Vulnerability Turns into Whining

May 20, 2014 When Vulnerability Turns into Whining by Jerry Murray I heard myself repeat the same refrain several times over the past month – My first quarter was the craziest first quarter I’ve ever experienced.  It’s a true statement (I think).   The craziness came from every direction:  New things to work on, new relational […]

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What Will They Say?

May 5, 2014 What Will They Say? by Dennis Clemmer The call came mid afternoon, March 30, while playing cards with my elderly parents. Uncle Arlan, my father’s younger brother, had died earlier that morning. It was not an unexpected call as we had learned several weeks earlier that he was in the last stages […]

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A Little Attitude Goes a Long Way

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April 21, 2014 A Little Attitude Goes a Long Way by Gina Breslin Field Hockey is a game where a lot of the rules are subjective and interpretation is left to the referee. For those of us who play the sport, it’s just part of the game. You learn at a young age that the […]

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How We Spend Our Lives

April 4, 2014 How We Spend Our Lives, by Bethany Graybill Earlier this week I had lunch with a dear friend who recently lost her mom to a very short and courageous battle with cancer.  I asked what she missed most about her mom and if there were any special reminders of her mom or […]

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What’s on Your List?

March 20, 2014 What’s on Your List by Lynette Meck Several years ago at this time of the year I had just returned from a three day retreat in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts.  I needed this retreat away from work and other commitments.  The “to do” lists and “shoulds” were overtaking me.  […]

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Think Slow, Act Fast

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March 5, 2014 Think Slow, Act Fast by Dave Thompson Have you ever made a decision in the heat of the moment, believing it was critical to show your ability to be decisive or keep things moving? I have, and my decision left much to be desired. When the intended result did not transpire, it […]

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The Blessing of Inadequacy

January 20, 2014 The Blessing of Inadequacy by Daryl Leisey Is it important to optimize every moment? The obvious answer is yes, isn’t it? We’ve been taught to do our best, maximize every opportunity, strive for perfection. But is that always the best? Perhaps we’re just not capable of what we set out to do. […]

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Growing Pains

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January 6, 2014 Growing Pains by Roger North At a recent holiday gathering, my 15 year-old nephew wanted to stand back-to-back with me. He wanted to see how his recent growth spurt measured up to his tallest uncle. He seemed to be feeling pretty good about being within 3 inches of me. Justin has grown […]

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Courage to Lead

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December 5, 2013 Courage to Lead by Craig Schloneger In November we commemorated two events that were pivotal in shaping our nation’s identity.  On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln was in Gettysburg, PA where he delivered a very short but powerful speech marking the end of the Civil War and the beginning of reconciliation for […]

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Because I Can

November 20, 2013 Because I Can by Jerry Murray Over the past few weeks, several international news sources reported various ways the U.S. government has used its intelligence strength to probe for sensitive information.  I had a lively conversation with friends imagining what information our intelligence agencies collect and, in particular, why they collect it.  One […]

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