Tag Archives: life skills

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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Backward Planning: The Second Important Life Skill

You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow. In my previous post I introduced the importance of habits and life skills that should be learned at an early age. And believe me, learning good habits is … 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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Classical Music in the South of France and Group Behaviour

After a successful two weeks of classical music in the south of France, I now have a chance to step back, relax and think about lessons learned.  It’s a habit I have used to good advantage throughout my business life, … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Improve?

In this age of speeded up communications, travel, work and life, faster is not always the answer. Several years ago I commissioned a cartoonist by the name of Rupert Besley to illustrate a concept for me.  The concept deals with the insidious … Continue reading

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Living “Heuristically” and Strategy Execution

The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates The unlived life is not worth examining. -Sheldon Kopp After 60+ years of bumping through life I subscribe 100% to the latter quote.  If you haven’t embraced a life of stretching outside … Continue reading

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Interesting or Interested?

“Live For Today…Plan For Tomorrow…Party Tonight..!!!” Again I find myself reflecting on some of the things my mother taught me about how to lead a successful and fulfilled life.  To say I was a poor student when it comes to learning … Continue reading

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