Tag Archives: courage

How do we determine what makes a good life? Just ask the Seven Grandfathers

The philosophy group I belong to (which has been meeting successfully by Zoom the past several weeks) is in the process of considering what topic we’ll explore when we reconvene in the fall. We seem to be choosing between the … Continue reading

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I think I’m too old to give advice to young people

I still remember when I was 10 years old and excitedly told my grandmother that I had bought my first 45 (rpm record), Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley. I was 10; she was 75. She not only didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Terry Fox: a shining example of one person’s ability to make a difference

Terry Fox was a young man who succumbed to cancer at the age of 22, a month short of his 23rd birthday. He died in 1981, 37 years ago. So how can a young man, dead all these years, be … Continue reading

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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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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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