Category Archives: parenting

Develop Character First, Leadership Will Follow

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  ~Helen Keller In the middle of the second World War, Britain was facing a shortage … Continue reading

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Opps! A Third Critical Life Skill: Effective Public Speaking

My two previous posts on Critical Life Skills for Young People (Checklists and Backwards Planning ) have produced numerous comments.  But one, from a fellow blogger who has great insight and experience (as a father and business leader) is David Kanigan, … Continue reading

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Two Life Skills Every Young Person Should Learn

Life skills, like values, are best learned at an early age.  In today’s stipped-down, minimalistic educational system, values and life skills are not taught, let alone reinforced, so as parents, it is our duty to prepare our children for success … Continue reading

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What Did You Learn at School Today?

Life is a serious teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards, When my daughter was young we had a ritual at the dinner table.  I would always ask the question: “What did you learn at school today?”.  Some … Continue reading

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The Good Habit Rabbit: Again

It’s school time again and I thought my readers might find this old post from 2013 of some value, especially those with kids.  Enjoy! We had our usual panic one morning before school. “Where’s my canteen card? I can’t find … Continue reading

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Culture as Business and Social “Glue”

Nothing is so painful to experience than when a company or a nation begins to deteriorate from the inside out. Every business organization has a  unique identity and purpose that differentiates it from the others. And these elements of uniqueness are evidenced in the corporate culture. … Continue reading

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A Backpack Full of . . .

Most parents understand the problems of children stuffing their school backpacks with too many books, papers, calculators, pens, rulers and all sorts of stuff. It is painful to watch young children struggling with heavy backpacks, and not good for their … Continue reading

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