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Why is Hospital Food Bad?

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Ever notice how certain organizations or industries have a reputation for bad services? DMV – slow lines and bad attitudes Telemarketing – dinnerous interruptus Car dealerships – pushy and money-hungry Paparazzi – obnoxious, invasive, and ruthless And… Hospital food – tasteless and unhealthy Knowing that most of the world sees these poor services in a […]

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Creative Use of Resources

I love to read about people or organizations who come up with creative solutions to problems while taking advantage of existing resources.  An article in AARP (yes, I’m over 50) recently reported on a program started by the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Little Rock, Arkansas.  It’s a caregiving match program through which veterans […]

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The Fear of Failure is Worse Than Failure

CNN recently published a wonderful article on failure as described by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan.  You can read it here:  The Success of Failure. What struck me most about the article was that there were two times when Egan faces failure.  When she sits down to write and when she edits what’s already written. […]

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We Can’t Change the World Until We Change Our Response to It

I recently traveled from Washington, DC to Brisbane, Australia, the farthest I’ve ever been from home. I crossed the international time zone and am now a day ahead of my family back home.  Somehow it seems that I should be able to tell them the winning lottery numbers before they’ve been drawn, but I can’t […]

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Boosting Employee Morale

Joy Powers wrote a great article called “10 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Employee Morale.” You can see the entire article here: 10 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Morale I’ve spent most of my career working for, or speaking to, non-profit organizations.  The problem with the leadership in most of these organizations is that they believe, incorrectly, […]

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Much Public Discourse is Discouraging

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Rush Limbaugh recently called a female law student a “slut” because of her stand on abortion and health insurance. Jon Hamm called Kim Kardashian an “idiot” because of her role in reality television. And many people routinely refer to the President of the United States by less than complimentary terms. I don’t mind when people […]

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March Madness is Local Too

My son has always been a talented athlete.  He’s played soccer, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse.  Basketball was his favorite.  However, during his first year playing high school lacrosse, he tore his ACL and never really got back to the level of skill and endurance he had prior to the injury.  So, when he didn’t make […]

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It Only Takes a Minute to Understand

I have a condition called Windshield Identification Blindness which means, for some reason, I not only can’t identify drivers through their windshields, I can’t tell if they’re motioning me to move forward or giving me the finger. This leads to awkward social situations where I wave at people I don’t know or sit in my car doing […]

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USA Today Focuses on the Anti Cupid

Guess what the cover story of USA Today was on Valentine’s Day, 2012? Chocolate vs. jewelry?  No. The appropriateness of lingerie gifts?  No. Where to dine on Valentine’s Day?  No. Greatest love stories ever? No. It was about online extramarital affairs. Really. I’m a fan of USA Today because they use short words and I […]

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Bob Newhart is Hilariously Insightful

I’m a big fan of Bob Newhart.  A friend recommended this Bob Newhart video from Mad TV.  The funny thing about this video, other than it’s a funny video, is that it’s also incredibly insightful. How often do we get ourselves into predicaments because we do things that are not helpful to us? What if […]

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