Concordance

Disagreement doesn’t always imply dislike and it needn’t ever devolve into hatred. Disagreement is nothing more that the lack of concordance. In musical terms, “concord” is defined as a stable, harmonious combination of tones; a chord requiring no resolution. Isn’t the same true where you have a disagreement with another? Your pattern with another’s thoughts …

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Respect, Compassion and Mercy

To my mind the three most important qualities any team concerned with building a firm foundation can posses are these: respect, compassion and mercy. These qualities of character are signs of strength, not weakness, and they provide "oil" necessary to lubricate the areas of friction between departments, between people and within the individual himself. Building …

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Nothing to Stop Them

My sons and I take a few minutes every evening before bedtime to sanctify our hearts. My youngest made an interesting observation after we spoke about the importance of universal respect and while I don't recall the exact words, he said something to the effect that "Grown ups are better than kids at everything except …

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Where I grew up we didn’t…

You've no doubt heard conversations in which people define themselves, defend their positions and deride others with the statement "Where I grew up we didn't..." What follows is usually some anecdote that serves to make a point which carries the weight of precedent and by extension, history. While it is certainly true that you are …

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On Parenting and Falconry

While I am inclined to favor the cultivation of personal responsibility over the imposition of regulation, I cannot help but note the irony of the fact that to practice the sport of falconry you must first obtain a license that comes only on the completion of a challenging and comprehensive written examination and a two …

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Hidden Resources

"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts." ~ George Bernard Shaw My management and sales team and I invested an hour of increasingly precious time discussing the limiting assumptions that were preventing our company, Energetix Corporation, from becoming the best place to …

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Intrinsic Value I

"It is the custom of grateful states and nations to present swords as tokens of Ithe highest honor to the victorious leaders of their armies and navies. The sword presented to Admiral Schley by the people of Philadelphia, at the close of America’s war with Spain, cost over $3,500, the greater part of which was …

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