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legacy
23 Jul

Legacy and Influence

Maybe it’s my age.  Perhaps it’s simply the dawning of a new realization. Regardless of the origin for this motivation and drive, the need for establishing legacy is taking center stage for me. My ancestry is very blurred: I knew my maternal grandmother, but met my grandfather only once or...

12 Nov

Are You Disconnected From History?

Social scientists tell us that one of the unique characteristics of Western culture in our generation is an increasing disconnection with our history and heritage. Those connections used to provide a sense of identity, a sense of participation in a type of cultural legacy that...

17 Oct

Understanding Yourself

Empowered leadership has three critical components—included in my website’s byline: Understand Yourself. Influence Others. Lead the Way Influencing and leading come naturally for many of us: to some degree, it seems to happen automatically with those with some inherent leadership skills. The difficult part is understanding yourself. Recently, I was...

principles
20 Sep

Why I Read “Principles” by Ray Dalio

Here are a few of my observations as I am halfway through reading Dalio's book, Principles. Dreams + Reality + Determination = Success   Ray Dalio started his company, Bridgewater Associates, out of his 2-bedroom apartment. Over forty years later, Fortune Magazine says Bridgewater is the fifth most...