Monthly Archives: August 2016

Good leadership requires good communication

Nobody ever said that effective communication was easy. We don’t always get the words just right, or the timing. We’re not always listening to each other when we should. (And as we get older, the reality is that we can’t … Continue reading

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There is so much more the Olympics could have taught us about Brazil

It’s now one week since the Rio Olympics wrapped up. There definitely has been a little bit of “what will we do now?” in our house. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but we enjoyed every minute … Continue reading

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Leadership and the competence factor

Of the 6 traits of successful leaders we’ve identified previously, surely competence, laid on a solid foundation of strength of character, has to rank right up there. It seems like a non-brainer. We can have the most honest, honorable person … Continue reading

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Hugh’s missing Grandma

Another story for very small children, especially ones who like to play hide-and-go-seek with their grandmothers.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories. ———————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Grandma “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?         I … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Truck, a pre-Robby Robin story

This is my first attempt to write for a grandson too young for Robby Robin. More to follow. ———————————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Truck   “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?       I’ve lost my truck, the one that’s blue.”

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Confidence and commitment, essential for leaders and also for Olympians!

Thinking of the critical traits of strong leaders (character, conviction, confidence, competence, commitment, and communication) we discussed in a previous post while watching (obsessively) the Olympic Games during this special moment in time, I am struck by the necessity of … Continue reading

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The parade of nations: a brief moment of Olympic idealism

I fall for it every time. The Parade of Nations that is one of the main features of every Olympics Opening Ceremony never ceases to fill me with the sense that we human beings, for all our flaws, have the … Continue reading

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