Dateline: Dec 5,2013 Boston College. From my twin Professor John McDargh: You have heard of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the first president of South Africa elected by all of her people in 1994. When I visited South Africa a year after his inauguration one memorable moment was a conversation off the coast of Cape […]
Each year Speakers Platform recognizes five speakers within ten popular topic areas. Recognition of excellence in speaking is based on: expertise, professionalism, innovation within the topic area, client testimonials and references, presentation skills. I am pleased to announce that I am a nominee in the team building/leadership category. Online voting (that starts now until January […]
One hour north of Ely, MN, off a gravel road called Echo Trail, Little Indian Sioux River meanders through lily-pad waters and past beaver houses to meet Loon Lake. It’s but a tiny part of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a vast chain of lakes and rivers that divide Canada and the United States. […]
This compact read that will impress you with its powerful ideas laid out in a fresh and exciting perspective.
The runners passed me: old, young, pot-bellied, knock-kneed, pushing baby strollers, wearing turkey hats, and boasting feather bonnets. One very determined man ran in a full Pilgrim costume, complete with black top hat, white stockings, and buckles on his running shoes. Some 12,000 strong turned out at 6:30am Thanksgiving morning for the 36th annual Dana […]
The dictionary defines workout as a “physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.” Sounds just like our workplaces where effort is expended to provide either a product or a service. Look closer at a gym and one can learn seven lessons in leading self as well as others […]
Caregivers The Family Caregiver Alliance says there are 65.7 million caregivers- 29% of the U.S. adult population who are involved in caring for others. In fact, nearly 15 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Imagine, the person they care for has-in all probability-lost the ability to recognize their caregiver much less say thank […]
Wind and rain came through last night, pummeling the garden that I had just cleaned of debris and planted new growth for the winter. Today in Southern California, along the coastline, smog is cleared out and it’s been an incredible crystal-clear day. Now as sunset approaches, I sit in the back yard, wrapped in a […]
MY TIME-Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Abigail Trafford
Abigail has ventured into a realm that truly fascinates me: the entirely new development stage of the “bonus age”. Kids are gone, mortgage is paid, and now it is YOUR turn.
The stock market gyrates with unpredictable and heartburning results. Icons of solid companies become straw figures before balance sheets. Children are abducted from their front yards and networks of terrorists spiral throughout the world. Religious institutions cast shadows of duplicity while El Nino brings strange fish to the California coasts and out-of-control fires head toward […]