Listening to the 2nd Inaugural address delivered by President Obama and the whole pageantry of the occasion, I was struck by two themes; we the people and fairness. His theme of “we the people’ included the issues of; keeping the promise of social security, medicare and medicaid; responding to global climate change; fairness in how we somehow respond to wage and income differences, gender, equality and immigration. For readers, here is the full, actual text of this speech. And thank your for inviting Myrlie Evers to speak. That was a treat. Continue reading “Seizing the Moment, Obama’s Inaugural Address”
Non-profit organizations whether they are small, storefront churches, the American Red Cross or anything in between really have to learn a few basic rules to be successful. Continue reading “Six Rules for the Effective Non-Profit”
There is a great story of a up and coming executive in a company who made a critical judgement in assessing the marketplace and lost the company over $10 million. This was a large company, so it did not threaten its survival, but it was a significant error and loss. When he met with the CEO of the company to discuss the issue, Continue reading “Four Things an Effective Leader Does to Create a Safe Learning Environment”
Affirmations, or repeating words or phrases out loud do have the power to keep us attuned to the definitions and to the outcomes they define and engender. Here are a few of mine. What are yours? Continue reading “Words We Affirm Have Power”
The world of work and our dreams for the future are constantly being battered. There is the constant drum roll … Continue reading Owning Your Future
My parents were elementary school teachers in the 60’s and 70’s. So was my Aunt, my sister for a time … Continue reading Beyond Common Sense
A friend of mine and another person in my community of faith passed away recently from pancreatic and liver cancer. … Continue reading We All Leave a Legacy. What is in this?