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Category Archives: Communication

Respect

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In the movie, “RESPECT,” recently made about Aretha Franklin’s life, Jennifer Hudson channels Aretha’s incredible talent. At the time of that song’s release, it was a powerful statement that everyone is entitled to be treated with respect. And in her … Continue reading

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Empathy and Caring

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Challenges are a part of life, and being there for each other through the rough times is so important. Have you ever heard the expression “fair-weather friend”? Unfortunately, throughout the years I’ve encountered folks who meet that definition, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Integrity

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Fall is definitely in the air today, and the signs are showing on the hills of my home state! Just as spring gifts us with the forty shades of green known throughout the countryside of my ancestors, the calico quilt … Continue reading

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Be the Sounding Board

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I’ve received several notes and calls from friends and acquaintances about their New Year’s resolutions. Interestingly, what they’re struggling with the most is pushback from well-meaning friends who “know” what is best and are acting as naysayers in their journeys. … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

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The first Board member to share “Lessons Learned” is TOPS President Rick Danforth, who is a Century Award winner. Rick Danforth’s Lesson COVID Communications: Are you listening? How often have you used the following phrases: “I didn’t know that.” “You’re … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter N

Natural, New, Nice, Note, Nurture I grew up in a family of storytellers. I can remember as a small child sitting around the campfire as my parents, aunts, uncles and their friends showered words on our eager ears as we … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter K

I recently heard a radio interview in which a writer was asked the following question: If you could create a Mount Rushmore-type sculpture of the four most influential rock stars, who would be on it? I also recently read a … Continue reading

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