Personal Development

What Do I Want to Be (Like) When I Grow Up?

Mar 20, 2015 By (Bio) No Comments

We often ask children: What do you want to be when you grow up? Their answers can range from fireman to nurse, from teacher to pilot or even to trash collector (depending on the child’s fascination at the time.) Less frequently, we ask an even more important question….of children and of ourselves: What do you […]

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Simple Abundance

One of my favorite books is Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.   What a powerful title.  I live in such abundance.  Keeping anything simple is my real challenge. Take my closet for instance.  Every season I say I will clean out old clothes.  And, every season I add to the closet at least twice as […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Likeability

We invite you to view our first video blog. In this edition we introduce the leadership characteristic, likability. Is it important for a leader to be likeable? As leaders, are there things we can do to become more likeable? We welcome your thoughts on our new format, and invite you to tell us, “What have […]

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The Power of Being Present

Some weeks ago, I met with a friend who lost his young adult son to cancer. In reflecting on his son’s passing and memorial services, the friend shared how important it was at that time for his friends just to be present, express their care, and hold memories of the loved one together with the […]

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Finding the Unexpected

January 5, 2015 Finding the Unexpected by Craig Schloneger For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given… Every year my extended family puts forth much effort to get together for the holidays. I have two brothers that live in Indiana, and my parents live in Ohio. So no matter how […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking

Dec 19, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments

December 19, 2014 Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking by Jerry Murray Almost twenty years ago in Baltimore, Kim and I spent our first Christmas together as a married couple.  I worked at a public accounting firm; Kim was a physical therapist at an inner city rehabilitation hospital.  She loved her […]

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Setbacks

November 5, 2014 Setbacks by Bethany Graybill An unexpected letter arrived in our mailbox earlier this year.  It was from a local university Baseball Coach and sent to my 11 year-old son who’d had to give up his favorite sport this year – ice hockey – due to a medical condition. The note from the […]

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Into the Woods

September 22, 2014 Into the Woods by Sheryl Eberly Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood…. Thanks, Robert Frost, for putting into words the way we pause when faced with choices. I notice this in myself: Whether it’s to welcome new […]

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Let’s Talk Service

September 5, 2014 Let’s Talk Service by Joanne Ladley Whether you refer to the way you treat the people you serve at work as guest service, client service or customer service, likely you have a philosophy that undergirds how you handle situations where your service comes into question. One philosophy is: The Customer is Always […]

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Taking Your Own Medicine

August 5, 2014 Taking Your Own Medicine by Roger North My mother and three sisters love to remind me of what a tease I was when I was a boy. Apparently, my favorite activity was teasing and provoking my sisters, especially Margie who is the youngest. Of course I do not remember it that way […]

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