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Recently on a chilly morning, my gas fireplace was not functioning properly and would not ignite. Mind you, I knew enough to have figured out that the problem had to do with the remote control and settings for it. Therefore, … 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 C

Calm, Capable, Commit, Connect, Creative Teamwork is a key component in virtually all aspects of life. As much as we value individual excellence, few of us achieve that without help and support from others. Most of use joined our TOPS … 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… RESPECT

Respect means a great deal to me. I believe we owe a measure of respect to every human being we meet, whether that person is family, friend or foe, young or old, the CEO of a major corporation or a panhandler. Without … 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… Real Regard for the Team

How we regard each other is quite important to me. I believe we owe a measure of respect to every human being we meet, whether that person is family, a major community or business leader, or a panhandler. Without a … Continue reading

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