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Mettle to Metal

In the days ahead, let's try to remember the reason for these games. The celebration of excellence through great physical and mental endeavor. All of these athletes have invested countless hours and sacrificed much to spend as few as seconds taking their skill to the highest possible heights. Often fate is a bad patch of … 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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#Simplicity and #Saving the #World

A man walking on the beach saw a child reaching down to pick up small objects and then throwing them into the ocean. He called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”  The child looked up and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.” “I must ask, then, why are … 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

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Who Said These Incredible Words?

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but … Continue reading