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Miscellaneous Resources

Miscellaneous is an overarching term.  There are many things that don’t fit neatly into one category or that have a special unique resonance.  I’ve used this space to highlight these issues.

Presidential Reflections on the Importance of Memorial Day

As we approach Memorial Day 2024, it’s important to pause amidst the festivities to remember the profound meaning of this day – honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation. What began as a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers has evolved into a time to pay tribute to all

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Everything has a Beginning, Middle, and End; Farewell to Bambi

Yesterday, I faced one of the hardest decisions of my life—saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Bambi. After 13 wonderful years, it was her time to rest. This moment, though heartbreakingly necessary, underscored a profound truth about life: everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The Sweetness of Beginnings Beginnings are often filled

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Saint Patrick: A Life of Significance and Lesson To Us All

The historical backdrop of the life of Saint Patrick is essential to understanding his monumental impact. Born in the late 4th century (around 385 AD), he lived during a significant transition in the Roman Empire, including the British Isles. This era was marked by the decline of Roman influence and the rise of various tribal

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    Favorite Articles

  • Four Pillars of Decision-driven Analytics

    In a new book titled Decision-Driven Analytics: Leveraging Human Intelligence to Unlock the Power of Data, professors and behavioral scientists Bart De Langhe and Stefano Puntoni challenge the idea that our decisions should be driven by data. Rather, they argue that the power of data can only be realized by putting data in the background. In this excerpt from their book, […]

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  • Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?

    In a new paper published in the 150th anniversary issue of Nature, Wang and colleagues developed a mathematical model to pinpoint what separates those who succeed from those who merely try, try again. Along with PhD student Yian Yin and postdoctoral researcher Yang Wang at CSSI, and James A. Evans of the University of Chicago, Wang found that […]

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  • Off the clock: How our perception of time can affect productivity

    Watching the clock drags performance down, and optimism about the future does the opposite. Managers who understand this can help boost engagement. Our personal, internal, and utterly subjective experience of time is pieced together by cooperative neural and perceptual systems that are no less intricate than a finely crafted watch. This internal construction is important. […]

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    Helpful Websites

  • Therapist Aid

    Therapist Aid provides expertly designed, research-informed tools and education for mental health professionals and their clients.

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  • FormsPal

    Free Legal Forms and Agreements. Legal language is complex by nature, but we strive to make it easy to create various contracts and agreements at a fracture of a price by providing free fillable legal forms and simple step-by-step tools. Our goal is to help Americans save 1 billion dollars in legal fees every year. […]

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  • Greater Good Science Center

    The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

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    Video Favorites

  • Powerful and Instructive Leadership Scenes From The Movie Invictus

    This is a presentation on leadership skills that can be taught through movies. This can be used in classrooms, corporate leadership training, etc. In the Clint Eastwood directed movie, Invictus, Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, who navigates South Africa through the transition away from Apartheid towards reconciliation.  The movie is full of leadership examples, and […]

  • I Am Human – Dr. Maya Angelou

    Powerful video on what it means to be “human” and what it could mean.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian, Professor, best-selling author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” and one of the world’s most innovative and exciting thinkers, discusses his newest work, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” Described as a “truly mind-expanding” journey through today’s most pressing issues, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” reminds us to maintain our collective […]

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  • Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy

    Click for hard copy Chapter One – Are You Sure? The two zones of work and friendship operate best when they don’t overlap, because the perceptions of who we are do not become confused. The truth is that we all behave differently, in a way are different people, in different circumstances. Those who claim that […]

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  • Reflections on Life and Leading Book Excerpts – Part 1

      Your Life: I have always thought that the whole concept of work life balance is a bit of an illusion. It is difficult for me to imagine someone who has a life that is always completely in balance. Things don’t always work out this way. It’s like the idea of a fifty-fifty partnership or […]

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  • The Diary of Magus by Paulo Coelho

      Life Lessons by Paulo Coelho:   When all is said and done, if we believe in God, we have to believe also that God is just.   The true path to wisdom can be identified by three things, first, it must involve Agape…Second it has to have practical application in your life. Otherwise, wisdom […]

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