ci·vil·i·tyNoun - The sum of the many sacrifices we are called to make for the sake of living together.
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Learning to be civil is one of the critical steps to getting what’s best out of diversity. Why? Because as Tami Winfrey Harris correctly states: “Diversity done correctly is almost always uncomfortable–at least a little. Living or socializing or working … Continue reading
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading the book, Talent is Overrated. While the books focus is on how do we as individuals and organizations achieve uncommon results, a line from the book hit home on the topic … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, I once overheard someone say, “He likes to hear himself talk.” Truth be told; that someone was referring to me. A major OUCH to say the least. While I don’t think that person ever intended for me to … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, “Are you trying to butter me up?” That was the question my grandpa Bankhead would ask when one of us started to use lots of “nice words” to get something we wanted from him. When I was your … Continue reading
Great lesson on what happens when we truly get to know people.
Last week I attended a course called Crucial Conversations, which is based on the NY Times Best Selling book of the same name. It was a great training and worth the time investment. As I took some time to go … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, My mom had a unique way of getting us to think about what we where wearing. When I would be heading out the door to some event, she would give me a look over and then say, “You’re … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, We have a lot of cool toys today thanks to technology. From texting (which your sister loves), to iChat, to internet on airplanes, there is almost no place where you can’t connect with someone. But this immediacy makes … Continue reading
Thanks to Richard Bruneau for sharing this great quote*: “Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; … Continue reading