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The “I Don’t Have Time To Succession Plan” Plan

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Do you hear that? The whispering sensation in the back of your mind telling you that each day you’re not developing and refining your company’s succession plan, the bigger the gamble you’re taking with the future? You’ve been put in your leadership position for a reason: you’ve got the expertise, understanding, and ability to lead employees and guide your business toward higher profits and better customer relationships. Your life experiences combined with your business acumen impressed the right people and … Continue reading

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Curiosity Kills Boredom

Curiosity can lead you down new paths.
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Around here, however, we don’t look backwards very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. –Walt Disney Curiosity, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, can be a “a desire to learn or know more about something” (OED, n. 3.d.). What is driving and pushing you right now? What is motivating you to plan and prepare for something that is still 5 months … Continue reading

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Keeping Sights On Seniors

It didn’t really matter anymore whether the grave site was kept clean or allowed to grow over. Ed would be joining Emily soon enough and then there would be nobody that would visit the site, let alone clean it. But for the sake of whatever reason he couldn’t think of, Ed cleared the leaves that had tucked themselves against the grass that bordered the stone. What was he supposed to do here? Think of her? That’s all he did all day … Continue reading

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Enjoying The Time Winter Provides

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“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” –Helen Keller I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live, but here, in Illinois, it’s cold and snowy. The last rental group has returned back to their every day lives. The summer staff is just finishing up semester finals. The majority of our camp buildings are shut down for the winter. It feels cold.  It feels … Continue reading

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How Do We Treat Each Other?

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This was the question the leadership director at one of North America’s oldest overnight camps asked the staff one evening. It seemed to be an inane question, given the label of “brotherhood” that the staff had given itself for decades. But the silence in the room suggested legitimate soul-searching had begun. The leadership director, Tom Giggi, was also silent, prompting even more serious reflection. (One of Tom’s strengths is asking good questions; another is his ability to wait for thoughtful … Continue reading

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