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Gap Theory

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein Behaviors and Consequences No, this is not what you might think it is about. This is about something much less hypothetical and much more practical. And very real, in an … Continue reading

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The Two Questions

“Crisis Doesn’t Develop Character, it Reveals It” There are many discussions of the desirable attributes of outstanding employees that are readily available through leadership literature, and I have also posted my thoughts beginning here. One of these attributes is Attitude, … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Do You Speak English?

They were an odd introduction to cultural differences, our early experiences. The first was, more or less, an unexpected one – our move from Southern California (born and raised) to Texas for graduate school, and a whole different world. I … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.” ― Richard W. Paul It has come to my attention, in a drib here and a drab there, that my take on the … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts On Decision Making

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it” ― Yogi Berra We are always confronted with decisions, or forks in the road. I last wrote about Decision Making here from a process point of view, but have always … Continue reading

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Whoa! I’ve Got Baggage?!

“If God meant for us to carry baggage around, he would have made our skin have little pouches like kangaroos” ― Rachel Van Dyken If Absolutely Everybody has Baggage (Fundamental Principle 15), and if we weren’t meant to carry baggage … Continue reading

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Behavior: History’s Common Thread

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” William Shakespeare There is a common thread that weaves its way through this gamut of ‘people groups’ – the Individual, Networks (Families, Clans, Tribes), Organizations, and … Continue reading

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