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Who are you going to be today?

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You’ve seen quotes in the past, several from me, that emphasize being yourself. I’m reminded of it often and appreciate how others have expressed this notion. Recently, I’ve been reading the Spenser novels from Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) who has long been acknowledged as the Dean of American Crime Fiction. As a lifelong aficionado of…

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Change is Gonna Come

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This quote captures the true essence of change, whether it’s for each of us, a group of us or society as a whole. In the United States, and around the world, there’s been as much disruption as I’ve seen in my lifetime. From the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic to the most recent example of inexcusable racial…

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It’s all on the line. Time to Change It Up.

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Peter Drucker, a vigilant sage for the business community until his death in 2005 at the age of 96, wrote extensively and contributed mightily to the underlying philosophies of the modern business organization. As each of us faces a new normal in an uncertain future, we need to embrace the notion of Destructive Enrichment, which I…

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Carry the Battle to the Enemy!

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In his statement preceding the portion I’ve included in today’s quote was this additional line from Admiral Halsey, who by the way, was one of only 4 individuals in U.S. history to attain the rank of Fleet Admiral ( 5 stars): All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but…

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Perseverance by any other name … Tenacity perhaps?

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If you’re getting bored with the same ol’ thing, you can head to Google to see how many folks have tried to discern the difference between perseverance and tenacity. Some say that perseverance is the combination of persistence and tenacity. Others claim that perseverance is continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or…

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Character counts. All the time.

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Abraham Lincoln is widely admired for his strength of character. If you read Jay Winik’s book, APRIL 1865: THE MONTH THAT SAVED AMERICA, you’ll see how our nation’s future rested on a few crucial decisions that he made. A weaker man would have stumbled and the country we have today wouldn’t exist.

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The 6 Greatest Doctors in the World

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It’s hard to believe that Steve Jobs died more than 8 years ago. Although he died a multi-billionaire at age 56, I was recently reminded that his final essay, which found little value in his wealth, uncovered a deep understanding of life’s most important lessons. Today, as we wrangle with the ravages of the coronavirus…

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