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Category Archives: Leadership

The Good and the Bad

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I certainly had some “lightbulb moments” looking inside my “Habit” closet after reading Mary’s blog. I almost instantly discovered that I have several long, loose, flowing garments that I enjoy slipping into in the evening. In addition, I found that … Continue reading

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Time to Clean the Closet

old life vs. new life

Today’s blog comes to you from Mary Mullane, a TOPS service program administrator. Habits. We talk about them frequently, usually about breaking or kicking them. “Habit” has several meanings, and while originally defined as a garment, a habit can also … Continue reading

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One Smart Cookie

Woman reaching out for help

I love how Carol concluded her blog with the line, “I am an intelligent person,” found in both the TOPS and KOPS pledges. I have used that line many times when I have struggled to learn from my mistakes and … Continue reading

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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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Be Courageous

be courageous like the lion walking proudly

Once again, I had a country music radio station tuned in and Faith Hill’s song “Free” began to play, just as I was reading an interesting article differentiating between courage and bravery written by Brette Warshaw. This stimulated my thinking. … 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 W

Want, Welcome, Willing, Workable, Write Surfers “ride” the waves, using their power to take them where they want to go. The surfer does not use his or her power to change the wave to make it go where he or … Continue reading

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