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Time for a Paradigm Shift
When you were in high school, how many people asked you, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" How often have you asked a young person the same question? How often has the response been, "I don't know!"? So...maybe it is time for a paradigm shift...a shift in...
The Lessons of 2020
\n“Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver, and our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.”\n-Brene Brown\n\nAs we head into the holiday season and the home stretch of this highly unusual year, how are you...
Being Sustainable Helps the Bottom Line
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our society today. The European Commission’s 2020 Climate & Energy Package calls for a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency. In the U.S., politicians have begun proposing similarly ambitious legislation, with several...
Lessons from Covid-19
How our team got closer while we were social distancing.\nFor our program leadership team, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic brought long hours. We knew the people that we support would need us and yet we had to find creative ways of having impact. As individuals, we were working long hours...
Leading Through Uncertainty
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. -Thomas PaineGreetings, fellow leaders. Have you had your hands full these last couple of weeks? How are you holding up?Take a quick moment, if you will, to check your tension level. Do you know where you carry your stress? For some it...
Beyond the Pale
Having a record yearI’m not at all sure how this happened, but I just looked up and it is the first week of June. The last twelve months have been a whirlwind of change, growth, fits and starts, and the varied experiences that make up a career and a life.If...
Things We Carry
“They carried all they could bear and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.” --Tim O’Brien, The Things They CarriedAs I sorted through my book collection recently, I hesitated between the ‘must keep’ and ‘give away’ piles. I have a level of attachment to books...
Trust Your Voice -Why #MeToo Matters for All of Us
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. “ —Melinda GatesWho is the most powerful woman you know? For most of us, a name or two quickly comes to mind. Maybe that person is a coworker, a business...
Me Too - For the Men Out There Listening
I had to write this. If not me, who? If not now, when?Ralph TwomblyOn the Me Too WebsiteYou are not alone. 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998.  Men, if you are anything like me, you have been watching and wondering what happened to the lives of the...
Honoring Normand: Hope, Belief, Support, the Ending Chapter
If you are a regular reader of Priority Learning’s newsletter, you may have followed the story of Normand Dubreuil’s diagnosis of stage four lung cancer in June, 2013 and his subsequent journey through a maze of medical treatments including intensive chemotherapy and radiation. Through seven articles written from May, 2014 to...

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  • Update to our Workshop Series

    Update to our Workshop Series

    Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time and we plan to start in August of this year.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

  • Communications

    Communications

    Let’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is no substitute for face-to-face connection.

  • Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Perhaps it is time for a paradigm shift, a shift in how people think and learn about what is out there for career opportunities.

  • Delegation

    Delegation

    The final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence.

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