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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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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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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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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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MacArthur Park
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What MacArthur Park teaches us about success

There are thousands of good ideas that emerge from creative minds every day. What makes them great is a combination of talent, timing, perseverance and luck. That last element may seem to be the toss of a coin, but as Louis Pasteur wrote, “Chance favors the prepared mind”. If you have the courage to believe, you may not achieve exactly what you first picture in your mind. But with persistence, you will find the right road and the right people to help you mold the initial hunk of clay into something valuable.

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Sweat the SmallStuff
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Sweat the Small Stuff

Opportunity is often hidden among the details, treasure that can be found when you pay attention to little things. The purpose of life isn’t to get it all done, but to figure out what’s important and sweat the small stuff.

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Magic Moments
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Magic Moments

Sharing an orbit with a child with Down syndrome has more than its share of magic moments, those instances where the clouds part and what’s really important reveals itself. When they happen, you can’t help but stop and think about how lucky you are to have her in your life. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I take my granddaughter to therapy…

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