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DEFINING YOURSELF:  ADJECTIVE OR NOUN?

“We choose the adjective to describe the noun that we are.” –  Priscilla Shirer If you had only one word to describe your role in the world and one adjective to refine it, what would that noun and adjective be? Actually, I’m still reflecting on what my answer might be but it’s an exercise I […]

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PAUSE

I listen to a leadership expert named Tim Kight. He talks about the importance of pausing before responding to challenges and situations in the world. Pause. Gather yourself. Then respond. Reacting spontaneously has its risks. If you can pause, you ought to do so. Kight digs deeper, by describing three distinct types of pauses. 1. […]

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HABITS OF MIND

“People who believe in themselves do things that give them even more reason to believe. They adopt habits of mind that work over the long term.”- Jamil Zaki Do you believe in yourself? This is not a trick question. What struck me in Zaki’s quote above was the phrase “habits of mind.” If you’ve read […]

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DOING OUR BIT

What has the experience of living in a pandemic taught you? One observation is the “power of the individual.” On Sunday, I watched a 60 Minutes episode showing how Ford and General Motors have ramped up their companies to build ventilators. I also listened to a podcast where lifelong chimpanzee advocate Jane Goodall described her […]

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