Category Archives: Leadership

Bucket lists, quests, and meaning in life

In communicating with a colleague of mine about a work-related matter the other day (I know I’m retired, don’t ask!), I came to learn that she was in Las Vegas for a long weekend with her 88-year old mother, because … Continue reading

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Losing my innocence at 70

For the first 70 years of my life, starting in the immediate aftermath of World War II, I really did believe that the world was progressing towards a common goal, one of peace and prosperity for all. Not just for … Continue reading

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More on meetings

The “Meetings: the practical alternative to work” poster I shared in a recent post  seemed to resonate with many readers, for some strange reason. 😉 Isn’t it amazing what we do to ourselves! A friend of mine who ended up … Continue reading

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Memories of working: timeless treasures from my office bulletin board

The other day, I finally bestirred myself to take some action in cleaning out our overflowing collection of books before the deadline for the annual book sale passes and, lo and behold, I came across a box left from when … Continue reading

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The Florida teens show the way on gun control

The children survivors of the Sandy Hook school massacre were too young to have a voice and their parents were drowned out. The survivors of the Las Vegas massacre found no voice against the NRA or their NRA-beholden politicians; instead they … Continue reading

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Running a marathon with a twist: the inspiring London firefighters

I don’t know how many of you have run a marathon, either competitively or at a very recreational pace (me), but it’s hard. It’s a long distance, very long. It takes a lot out of your body. And that’s when … Continue reading

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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: one man’s efforts to make a difference

For readers who are not familiar with Canada, in 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established by the federal government, completed 6 years of an extensive and gut-wrenching inquiry into the impact of 120 years of the residential school … Continue reading

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