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“Planned obsolescence” for appliances is bad enough, but mattresses too?!

We first learned about the changes in life expectancies for household appliances a few years ago, when we had catastrophic ice damage to our house. Near the end of the very long winter of 2013-14, it finally warmed up enough for … Continue reading

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Vietnam: moving past a legacy of occupation and repression

Back home from a fascinating trip to Vietnam and Cambodia and trying to wrap my head around all that we saw and learned. So many amazing things to see and experience: Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) are just … Continue reading

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Privacy, security, and cybersecurity: what’s it all about

This has been Homecoming Weekend at our local university, the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It’s been a glorious early fall weekend for alumni to gather and reminisce. Yesterday morning, as part of the festivities, an enthusiastic crowd of computer … Continue reading

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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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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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Conviction, passion, and good leadership

Of the many articles written during this “interesting” week of the Republican National Convention, a few have revealed a truly unique slant that Donald Trump intends to bring to the job of president. According to reports in the New York Times, CNN.com, and … Continue reading

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Strength of character and good leadership: a winning combination

Responses to my recent post (Leadership in Challenging Times) reinforce the claim made elsewhere: the #1 characteristic of a good leader, as far as many people are concerned, is that you should feel you can trust this person. At some … Continue reading

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