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food for thought

"Shut up and work. It is a formula that has always worked very well for me." Albert Adrià | 1969 - | Spanish chef Harsh self-talk, for sure. But, I love the sentiment.  It's oddly a l…
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being approachable

(an excerpt from Smile & Move) We all have our ‘customers.’ And most of us have more than one type of customer. A teacher serves his students as well as his school administrators (an…
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should'ves

“Objective judgment, now at this very moment. Unselfish action, now at this very moment. Willing acceptance - now at this very moment - of all external events. That's all you need.” Marcus Aure…
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on reading & reflection

"Stop. Reflect. If you don’t do that you are a lesser human being for sure … The busyness does not make our lives meaningful. It is the interior life that makes the greatest difference to us in the…
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regardless of circumstances

For me ... until her passing in 2014 ... Maya Angelou was just a poet that had an opportunity to share her words at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration in 1993. Since then, I've been inspire…
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human calming

"It’s wonderful, right? It’s what we all want. We want that time, that attention, that calm, soothing presence from somebody else." Years ago, I drove into my neighborhood to a new street sign... 'T…
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communicating well

Communicating well is one of the kindest everyday opportunities we have (Love Your People principle #2). And while it can do so much good (inform, enlighten, inspire, encourage, entertain, connec…
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advice for graduates

"Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path... unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that." Ellen DeGeneres | 1958 - | Comedi…
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1 idea for better listening

Last fall, my wife and I became empty nesters. In March, our two college sons jumped back in ... and it's getting hot in here ;-) I'm sure many of you have similar situations. Even if your curren…
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