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Being In The Know

Being In The Know

Last week, I was on a first time call with a new connection. Well into the call, he randomly asked me how I knew one of my LinkedIn connections. Fortunately, out of my hundreds of connections, he asked about one who I know well. We aren’t just connected ... we know...

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Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

As we turn the calendar to June, you can just feel it and see it … everything seems to be lightening up just a bit. School’s out for summer. Traffic’s already lighter. And for many, modified work schedules have kicked into gear.

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Once upon a Starry Night

Once upon a Starry Night

The same night sky looks very different when viewed through the glow of a major city than it does from the deeply tucked away darkness of a mountain settlement. Yet, the millions of stars are there whether you see them on not. Their existence doesn’t depend on you...

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Revelation And Invitation

Revelation And Invitation

Recently, I was invited to come share the journey of writing my most recent book, Return On Integrity. Rather than a presentation, it was more of a small group lunch-and-learn environment. They wanted a bit of a behind-the-scenes look into the book … more of a...

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Who’s On First

Who’s On First

A couple of years ago, I was at dinner with my good friend Jeff Kemp. Jeff is known for throwing out thoughtful questions. The one he posed that night still rings in my ears. It was a simple question that gently unleashes the gift of something new: When was the last...

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An Equation Examination

An Equation Examination

I have learned that an individual’s journey to the discovery of their core values can raise a lot of healthy and insightful questions. It can also create an ever-increasing desire for clarification. The journey to your core can be fraught with predictable waves of...

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Art of the Unknown

Art of the Unknown

Growing up in the south, I was used to unique one-liners. Often these one-liners told you what something is like … often an odd and entertaining comparison of sorts: We’re making progress like a herd of turtles. Or you’re confused like a cow on Astroturf. And then...

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At The Core Not So United

At The Core Not So United

I like to stay focused on the positive up-lift potential that is held at the intersection of an intentional set of personal and organizational core values. Yet, this week I was reminded of how often we might begin to understand a deep concept when we see the reverse....

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