Journal

ALL THAT TRAINING

September 10th, 2011

Sports Illustrated writer Jeannette Bruce once spent two-and-a-half years taking judo lessons, progressing steadily through the entire spectrum of self-defense “belts.” “On one rainy night,” she said, “it all seemed worthwhile. The thing every judo student dreams of happened to me. I was walking down Sixth Avenue about 9:00 p.m. when a man stepped out […]

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THE SEA GULL

September 4th, 2011

Philip Yancey made an interesting observation. “It’s easy to see why people like the sea gull. I’ve sat overlooking a craggy harbor and watched one. He exults in freedom. He thrusts his wings backward with powerful strokes, climbing higher, higher until he’s above all the other gulls, then coasts downward in majestic loops and circles. […]

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BETWEEN BEING ADMIRED AND BEING LIKED

August 29th, 2011

I’ve got a question for you. If your organization needed to make 15 percent of your workforce redundant, do you think executives would have any qualms about letting you go? When crunch time comes (and to some companies I know, they are in it already….), When there is a call from the top to downsize, […]

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