Everything Twice

Summer programs are well underway and now is the time to see how well your staff is doing and how well they utilize or remember the training they received. After recently spending a week at camp with twelve adolescent boys I realize the power of repeating myself. We have all heard or seen information about […]

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Cutting the Grass

This year my teen son and I decided it was time to pass the family lawn mowing duties onto him. I didn’t take this delegation lightly and made sure I spent time showing him the parts and safety features of the mower and also how to efficiently get the job done. We spent time before […]

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Learning to Play Nice

In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I’d share some of the many valuable things my mother taught me as a child. Learn to get along and play nice, if you cannot say something nice, don’t say anything and always wear clean underwear. Okay, maybe the last one doesn’t really relate to this posting, but […]

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Rolling Through the Stop Sign

Many of us have rolled through a stop sign while driving, whether inadvertently, because we’re inattentive or in a hurry. Some folks even do this on a regular basis at a familiar intersection. We discussed this analogy last week during a series of training sessions I facilitated. The sessions were part of an organization-wide effort […]

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