Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Good Old Days

Sometimes, it seems like you can’t go anywhere without meeting at least one person who is quick to shake their head and utter some variation of, “It’s not like it used to be around here.” “This town is not like used to … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Confidence

Spend time with exceptionally smart, accomplished people and one thing will quickly become clear: when they don’t know the answer to something, they have no problem just admitting it.  Acknowledging that something falls outside their realm of expertise simply doesn’t bother them because they don’t feel the … Continue reading

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Making Expediency of Necessity

The (now retired) head of a department which served thousands of constituents recently told me a story. Years ago, his top employee ─ a smart, friendly, incredibly hardworking individual ─ began to act a bit aloof and “standoffish” toward him.  This greatly … Continue reading

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