24
Nov

For the last week of my (Karen’s) management class, I shared the concept of positive leadership by our mentor, Dr. Kim Cameron, professor emeritus at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michian. As I expected, my students really resonated with this type of leadership style. They have already seen it in their […]

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18
Jul

I drive by Mt. Moriah Baptist Church probably every single day.  Here is their sign for this week: It spoke to me, so I thought I would thank them for their ministry to all of the drivers who pass by each day who take away something from the messages that they share with us.  I’m […]

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28
Jun

I have decided to take a cue from one of my MSU students, Megan Gebhart.  Megan, in her senior year at MSU, had coffee with 52 different folks each week of year and wrote about it here.  Her 52 cups year is over, but it is worth reading about the conversations she had because it […]

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27
Apr

We have a little friend, Preston, who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Preston is 4 and is our neighbor.  We met him when he was trick-or-treating with his sisters, Abby and Stephanie.  Our 17-year old daughter Maggie introduced herself to them and offered to babysit.  I asked her why she offered to babysit them […]

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25
Apr

I’ve given plenty of unpaid help to people looking to improve their professional communications over the years, mostly to my students looking for feedback on their resumes, but also to friends and colleagues who wanted to improve their resumes, cover letters, academic manuscripts, and other important written communications.  I’ve received such help myself as well […]

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7
Jan

Update 4-25-12: Elsewhere on this blog, Aneil writes today about why people should thank total strangers when they receive unsolicited help, especially when they make use of help! Update 2-29-11 (Leap Day!): We believe that showing gratitude is so important that we devoted an entire chapter, entitled “Think Thank-You” in our first book, Trust is […]

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