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Developmental Feedback

Whether you’re raising kids or leading a team, how you provide developmental feedback will determine the extent your effectiveness. Do it poorly and your own objectives may be at risk. Do it well and you will attract the best and brightest.

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Hearts and Minds
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Hearts and Minds

Converting hearts and minds is a no-win proposition. The secret is to focus on your friends.

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What Love Is
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What Love Is

Love is deciding that whatever cards fate deals, you will live your days to the fullest, as two individual souls who have have always believed that life has been a much better ride because you loved one another.

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kindness
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Who hangs with you when you are High Maintenance?

You learn who is important in life when you are needy and high maintenance. False friends hang around as long as they perceive that you can add value to their lives. True friends stay around when you can’t.

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Turning the Page

“We don’t ‘get over’ things. We just learn how to navigate life as it is now.” Turn your focus away from the chapters you have already written in your life epic. Turn the page, and write something new.

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Judy and Scott Westerman
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Remembering Judy

When Judith Kay Westerman was born, on March 24th, 1957, our family was complete. My mother and father were hoping for a girl. My older sister, Sandra, came into the world prematurely in 1952. In those days, there wasn’t the knowledge we have now about how to nurture those born too soon. Our folks never talked about Sandra much, but…

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Just One Hour a Day
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Just One Hour a Day

Change can happen in Just One Hour a Day. Envision where you want to go. Study multiple pathways to get there. Load your backpack with the tools and knowledge you need to create your game plan. Take the first step. And keep walking in the direction of your dreams.

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65: Looking through the Rear View Mirror

A milestone like crossing age 65 naturally invites introspection. Here are a few of the many mistakes I’ve made and some of the things I got right, along with a list of the wisdom I hope I’ve gained during the ride.

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Bob Iger's Principles
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Bob Iger’s Principles

Disney CEO Bob Iger’s Principles are common denominators that impact our ability to succeed. Our own “relentless pursuit of perfection” should bring us back to mindful study and honest self assessment of how closely our own beliefs, and actions, align.

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Hope and Faith
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Hope and Faith

In a world that seems to dump challenge after challenge on our shoulders, it’s important to understand the difference between Hope and Faith. Hope articulates the wish that things will get better. Faith is the belief that carefully considered action can lead to productive outcomes.

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