Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rookie Again . . .

Life doesn’t seem to be a continuous path of growing up and maturing.  At least not for me, anyway.  The path of life is more like a series of peaks and valleys (but with an overall upward slope), where the … Continue reading

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Leadership is Everywhere . . .

The road to leadership is travelled one step at a time.  There is no express elevator or fast track! I am often amazed at how the word leadership conjures up in people’s minds images of military generals, heads of state … Continue reading

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Proud Parents . . . Elated Daughter

My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is … Continue reading

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The Courage to Take a Stand . . .

Here’s a courageous act of leadership that could begin to make a real difference in the out-of-control “gun culture” in the US, where children in schools are being gunned down with military grade weapons. What if the Chairman from one … Continue reading

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Leadership Shadows and a Teachable Moment . . .

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who casts the biggest shadow of all?”  ~apologies to Maleficent, the Wicked Queen in Snow White Several years ago I was invited to attend an end of year conference for one of my large clients. … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Few . . .The Pain of the Many

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’  ~Edmund Burke Another senseless massacre of innocent children, again at a school, this time in Connecticut.  When is enough enough? I have been reading … Continue reading

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Another Real Honour (or Honor) . . .

Giver’s Gain.  ~Thomas D. Willhite This week a wonderful blogger, Sandy at Another Lovely Day, nominated me for another blog award, Family of Bloggers.  Sandy is one of the first blogs I started following well over a year ago and … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Accountability?

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”  ~Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. I … Continue reading

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Recognition is always nice . . .

I have just had the honour of being recommended for the 2012 Blogger of the Year award by not one, but two of my favourite blog heroes. This is a great honour since I consider these two bloggers to be … Continue reading

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Written Laws and Moral Laws

“Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.”                            ― John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton Like many people who … Continue reading

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