As we return to the daily grind of work, school or other distractions, may we not quickly forget what Memorial Day is all about. It is not just another day off work or out of school. It is a tribute to those men, women, children of all races and creeds which gave all so that our country have freedoms the majority of the rest of the world only dream about. May we never forget – may we always remember.

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Memorial Day 2023

This coming Monday is a national holiday when we pause and remember those who have gave all for the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes confuse. Memorial Day is a day of respecting the Men, Women and even Children who made significant sacrifices, so we have a free nation – Under God and Indivisible.

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There has been a tendency to want to re-write history to affect a new way of viewing the events of the past. We do need to make sure history reflects what actually took place, but we must guard against trying to dismiss memories simply because we wanted a different outcome. History is a most valuable teacher. Re-writing the story does not change the outcome, only blurs the view of it.

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Street Leadership

On a recent business trip while waiting at the gate for departure I was catching up on business emails and capturing notes from the day’s events when the large TV screen in the boarding area caught my attention. It showed groups of young individuals (teenagers) in a major US City doing violence and destruction of property. I could not hear the commentary …

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There must be something in the water?  In the recent few months, the environments at some businesses appear to have an increase in what most of the leadership refers to as “Drama.”  The little and sometime larger interactions between team members which are counter productive to the mission of the team and to some degree teeters on the edge of bullying or some form of undesirable interpersonal transactions. There is no way to …

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Much has been spoken about and written about IQ and EQ, but we cannot dismiss the importance of SQ. Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be a spiritual person or not, our world is in deep need of placing Spiritual Intelligence back in the forefront of each decision we make. We may have great intellect and be aware of both our and others’ emotions but without spiritual guidance being the rudder to guide our life, we ultimately miss out on the profound beauty and peace of our world.

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On a plane trip recently, I encountered what most people would relate to as setbacks.  Things that got in the way of what I had planned and not gone according to my rules.  Yes, there is a part of me that has a control tendency.  That is another day’s topic. Back to setbacks – I’m not going to bore you with the details but lets just say the travel plan and the actual travel were a bit different.  At first, I was generally ok, being a seasoned traveler, things like this happen. They are…

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Defining Success

Our world is obsessed with results. Results of various kinds from financial to educational to any number of things that individuals deem important. What is odd is that so many people are still unfulfilled. They seek the pot of gold at the end of some undefined rainbow only to find the pot empty or not what they expected. So, before you start out on that journey looking for that best outcome, take the time to define what it really is and what you are willing to give up to get it.

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