Tag Archives: death

The joys in growing old – on reaching the ¾ century mark!

Yes, I’ve done it, I’m made it to 75. Just think, if I’d only made it to 70, I would have left this Earth still naively convinced that the world really was becoming a kinder, more inclusive place. That illusion … Continue reading

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Living your dash, remembering to take stock

Last week was a sad and sobering one for me. Two people whose lives had intersected with mine in very different ways passed away in the same week. The reality is that death is part of life, and at my … Continue reading

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Life lesson from Stephen Covey: tending the ties that bind

For those of you who are familiar with the late Stephen Covey and his work in leadership and business, you’ll know that his many lessons can be applied to our personal lives as well as to our work lives.  In … Continue reading

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Tales of customer service that go the extra mile? I’ve got one.

Listening to the car radio, it suddenly came back to me: the empty place setting, the black napkins, the untouched wine.  Ensuring he went out in style.  An act of kindness. This past week I caught a portion of a … Continue reading

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Dealing with loss – it never gets any easier

This post was meant to be about leadership.  Leadership versus management.  But that will have to wait, because a more pressing topic has emerged: dealing with loss.  This morning we learned that a very dear friend has died.  In this … Continue reading

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