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The Tragic Story Behind the Semmelweis Effect

Science and medicine are often entwined in politics and ego, but the most dramatic example was the life of Ignaz Semmelweis, an Austrian physician in the 1840s.  His simple observation and analysis saved hundreds of children — but prejudice and tradition overshadowed his discovery and countless thousands died. Semmelweis was an obstetrician who observed that … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Everything Is So Damn Hard

Life seems so complicated, so challenging, so competitive today. Too fast. Too furious. And, frankly, it is. As we stumble towards Singularity, much evolves and with evolution comes rapid technology transitions, societal upheavals, climate change, political unrest, economic uncertainty, career anxiety and a tremendous amount of apathy. All this contributes to friction. In physics, it … Continue reading

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Leadership, Secrets, the NSA, Verizon and Snowden

Throughout all of recorded history, no government that spied on their own citizens proved to be one of integrity, virtue and liberty. While national security is a vital and essential issue for our nation’s leaders, it is essential that checks and balances be in effect. Our executive, legislative and judicial branches appear to be failing … Continue reading

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A Life Authentic

When my clients ask me to give them an example of a life lived authentically, I have often answer with a cliche-like response — Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson.  Those were my stock and trade answers.  Until now. On May 23rd of this year, Bob Fletcher passed away with little … Continue reading

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#MidWeekMentor 2013 Issue #3

#Business Topics on #PR, #HR, #Strategic #Management and #Executive #Development CLICK HERE TO READ THE MIDWEEK MENTOR. This week articles include: Biggest PR Disasters of 2012 Career Development Clubs Three Major HR Trends in 2013 Four Reasons to Become a Mentor When You Talk Too Long on Twitter Headphones at Work Boeing has an Airplane … Continue reading