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Juggling Elephants

Every once in a while you go through a phase where everything intensifies, where you go from managing the normal daily details to juggling what feel like elephants. It typically goes something like this: your workload increases, you feel the … Continue reading

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Veneer of Personality

People generally reveal themselves over time. That said, the time it takes to get to know someone can be greatly shortened given the right mix of circumstances. Emergency situations, times of high pressure and even particularly intense games or sports … Continue reading

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Sign of Grace

I’m thrilled this morning to share a lovely poem written by my darling wife. It speaks of courage and grace, two rare yet exceedingly valuable qualities of character which I feel could be in great abundance on earth were the … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Service

In a staff meeting today we considered the matter of extraordinary service. We’re all familiar with bad service and we occasionally stumble across good service, but providers of extraordinary service are few and far between. In my experience, extraordinary service … Continue reading

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The Discriminating Powers of the Mind

“A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.” … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value III

“Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is. Anyone can play shuttlecock with a man’s reputation; his character is his alone. No one can injure his character but he himself. Character is the … Continue reading

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