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Learning Management Skills from Mary Poppins

Everything I needed to know about management I learned from Mary Poppins. It was the mid-’80s. My two oldest daughters were little girls and Disney Channel was the new player on cable television. Consequently, there was lots of Winnie the Pooh, Robin Hood, Summer Magic…and Mary Poppins being played in our house. My wife and I watched […]

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If you fail to succeed, remember…

Success is failure. Ever feel like a failure? Ever look around at friends or family and think, “So-and-so has it going on and look at me?” Ever look at someone’s happy selfies and family photos on Facebook or Instagram and feel like an utter, unmitigated, complete failure? No? Me neither. (I will stop lying if […]

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Hey, Kids. History matters!

  A football genius took me to task the other day for being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, who, as my tormentor pointed out, “Suck, man.” I gently reminded the pigskin peanut brain that the Cowboys have made eight Super Bowl appearances and have won five Lombardi trophies. The predictably tired and irretrievably ignorant retort was (of […]

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I’m just sayin’ that saying “just sayin'” is overdone

“Just sayin’.” How many times do we hear it in conversation or see it in an email or on social media? “Just sayin’” is the qualifier for all sorts of observations. It is used as a psychological buffer or protective force field against the blow-back that might otherwise be expected to accompany an offensive, derogatory, […]

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Clubbin’ with the Cavemen (A word to girls about the nature of the hunter)

I was listening to smooth, dulcet tones of Norah Jones this morning when a song titled “Soon the New Day” came on. It is a collaboration with rapper Talib Kewli and has a nice vibe to it. It also has a stark, sobering message, if you really listen to it. Listen up, girls. I am […]

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