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Truth’s Reality

Truth’s Reality

Note on THE SUMMER REFLECTION SERIES: From the very beginning, the sole purpose of THE PORCH has been to create a space to ponder the subtle issues of business and life. In the almost 250 issues, no two issues have been alike. The SUMMER REFLECTION SERIES changes that...

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The Art of Being In-Between

The Art of Being In-Between

I will always love sharing fun and laughter over a lunch with anyone. Yet, in recent years, I have shared with several close friends that I have come to realize that I would much rather share in a conversation over a meal with someone in the midst of a failure rather...

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The WITH in LEADERSHIP

The WITH in LEADERSHIP

Editor’s note: When I started “The Porch” twenty years ago, and as I have written each one of the over 240 issues since, I have pictured two of us sitting on the same porch in changing conditions – simply pondering the issues of business and life. There have only been...

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A Periodic Perspective

A Periodic Perspective

It was one of those kinds of events that you remember exactly where you were. It wasn’t some jolting national or international tragic event. In those cases, the event and your location are different. In this case, they were the same place – at my small desk in the 2nd...

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Open Doorways

Open Doorways

Many are calling this the time of The Great Resignation. It has almost become cliché in the marketplace – as so often is the case with such terms.  With little thought, yet much reaction.  No doubt, the term defines the pain point in many organizations. It more...

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Accountable to Love

Accountable to Love

If only the “soft” stuff wasn’t so hard. Or do we just make it that way? So many times, in organizations, I think the hardest elements of leadership have been relegated to the “soft” category in an unintended (and sometimes intended) degradation of the most...

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A Graceful Gratitude

A Graceful Gratitude

What is your favorite holiday of the year? Mine has never changed. And there has never even been a close second. For me, it’s Thanksgiving. Hands down! And I’ve met many others who quickly say the same … yet, for various reasons. Over the years, I’ve tried to...

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The We Wand

The We Wand

I should start with a disclaimer in that, almost certainly, I will violate my own premise in this month’s issue. After all, “we” seem to do that every now and then – don’t we? This past year, I’ve become more aware of how one word can change everything – one way or...

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