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Are You Listening?

two people not listening to each other

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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Real People… In their own words… the letter A

Ability, Admit, Action, Adapt, Aware One of the many things I have always enjoyed is speaking with a group of people. It is a style of communication that allows a coach or a leader to motivate others by giving feedback … Continue reading

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Real People… Really Inclusive

A lot has been said about attracting younger people to one’s group to rejuvenate and revitalize it. This, on surface, sounds like a reasonable suggestion, but what is the actual experience like? The generations are as different as they are … Continue reading

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Real People… Really Belonging

Have you ever been on a sports team that requires new members to carry the equipment to practice and pick everything up and return it at the end of practice? The newbies are responsible for picking up all of the … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Listening

People Talking

When we hear without truly listening, holding effective discussions will definitely suffer. Many of us just wait for others to stop talking so that we may talk without listening to a word they say. We actually seem to think talking … Continue reading

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