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I Have a Blog: LeadingWell.org

Strategies and Stories for Doing Good Better I have served on more than a dozen boards. Some effectively steward the organization to meet its mission. A few are completely dysfunctional. Most are in between. I know that all organizations can benefit from better board leadership. So I started a blog on board service. Check it […]

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Cuba

I spent nine days in Cuba on a photography tour. We were in Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Reflections: Cuba is a country in transition. It is not a third-world country, rather more a first-world country which has been neglected for 30 or 40 years. Once elegant buildings and first-world infrastructure are decaying. The infamous […]

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Reflections on the Election

Today is Nov. 9, the day after the Presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Last night, I barely slept. I went to bed about 10:30 p.m. because I had to get up early to catch a flight. Still, I tossed and turned, my stomach numb, my heart heavy with sadness, fear. I wondered […]

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Beyond Equity: Removing Barriers

I was at a meeting a number of months ago where we talked about equity. The speaker showed the picture of three children looking at a ball game over a fence. It is a great illustration to show the difference between equality and equity. Equality is giving everyone the same thing. Each child is given […]

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Beyond Diversity — Having Courageous Conversations

I attended the Beyond Diversity training given by Pacific Educational Group – called Advancing the Courageous Conversation and Defining Courageous Leadership in Education. I was skeptical before starting the two-day training. Quite honestly, there are few trainings that are worth giving up two full days. Usually, I don’t find the information sufficiently stimulating. Usually, the […]

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How printing new business cards made me reflect on what I do and why I do it

Small things can turn into big things. You know, the broken oven that turns into a kitchen remodel. So, I am running out of business cards. Time to reprint. And reprinting business cards has led me to reflect on what I do and why I do it. What do I want my new business cards […]