While much of the nation is horrified by the recent scandals at Penn State University, they are not surprising in certain ways. Many of the characteristics that the university exhibited in the years leading up to these disclosures are not unique. We have seen them in other embarrassed  institutions, such as the Catholic Church, the military in the U.S. and around the world, many large urban police departments, and others. Do you recognize yourself, your

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The year is about half over. It is a good time for us to review our goals and objectives for the year and mark our progress. What, you don’t have goals and objectives for the year? If not, how will you know if you have advanced in 2012 and made personal progress? I keep two “To Do” lists posted: one for every day, and one for the year. My daily “TO DO” list is an

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19c An Attitude of Perspective

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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I used to believe, before I did much thinking on the subject, and before Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning showed me otherwise, that we are all victims of the genetics with which we’re saddled and the circumstances into which we’re born. I also believed that a sense of humour is something we’re either born with or without.  Over the years, and through the experiences rehabilitation bestowed on me, I’ve come to realize that I

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Before you go to your next meeting with a potential funder, you’ll want to be prepared.  Do your research about the foundation you are about to visit, and do your research about the philanthropic sector.  This is so important.  If you don’t do your research about the philanthropic sector at large, then you cannot possibly understand the underlying issues funders face, and the underlying themes of creating a successful relationship with a funder.  This knowledge will help

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Are You Hiring The Best? How do you know?

Posted by Dr. Robert Bliss on January 01, 2000
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Corporations, colleges and businesses are always seeking “qualified candidates” — for employment, freshman enrollment, or for position advancement.  For the life of me, it’s amazing what some organizations go through to find and recruit “qualified candidates”.  Some corporations use standarized testing such as Myers-Briggs.  Colleges will set cut-off scores on the ACT or SAT.  Graduate programs also use cut-off scores, either utilizing the GRE or GMAT tests. What is magic about a cut-off score?  Does

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Some Family Secrets Are Best Not Kept

Posted by Dr. Larry Losoncy on January 01, 2000
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Parents were often advised during the era of the Great Depression to shield their children from the terrible financial stresses threatening their family. It was a terrible time.  People lost their farms, their homes, their jobs, their savings, their companies, their banks and in many cases their lives. Even more, while the financial situation of the nation and the world grew worse and worse, the clouds of war were gathering. It is estimated that by

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6 Steps to Maximum Name Recall

Posted by Harold Mangum on January 01, 2000
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The 6 Steps to Name Retention and Recall Your ability to recall a person’s name is just a workshop away from going from embarrassing to impressing yourself and everyone you know or will ever meet. It is said hat the sweetest sound to anyone’s ears universally in any language is their own name. It is also said that your favorite subject is yourself. If these two statements are veri tas Harvard University’s motto, “only the

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Get Smart(er): Communicating Like a Pro!

Posted by Jennifer Engle on January 01, 2000
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R U comUniKtg w/ evry1 like ths? Can you carry on a conversation about any current events? Do you stay on top of the hot topics related to your field? No matter what your age, gender or area of expertise, communicating correctly and professionally is vital. This skill becomes even more important if you hope to take on more job responsibility, you’re looking for a job or you’re hoping to move up the ladder. Texting

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I was annoyed some years back when the film “The Dead Poets Society” won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  How could I be an outlier by disliking such a popular movie? Well, that’s because I didn’t think it was very “original,” as the award declared. Go back if you can and look at it one more time. You may find as I did that it was little more than a pastiche of literary

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Memorizing a presentation for your company

Posted by Vicki Mizel on January 01, 2000
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I had a new client about a month ago. He is an actor, but not just an actor looking for a job. This man is so diverse he was acting in a play, memorizing a script to sell cars at a convention, he’d just completed a major role in a motion picture that is being released in a month, and was also performing for a webseries. No moss grows under his feet. I spent about

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