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Thanksgiving with The Union Gospel Mission Seattle; Social Innovation & Swing

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Thanksgiving with The Union Gospel Mission Seattle; Social Innovation & Swing Photo’s courtesy of Denise Knapp Ever found yourself in a transcendent moment of rhythm, harmony and melody? The convergence of swing? Ever had minutes turn to hours? Ever been in the ‘zone’ lost in the activity of the moment? That’s the feeling I had […]

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Radical Grace

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photo by By andrea.rose Radical Grace The short prayer before a meal. The period provided after a bill is due and yet not late. Favor, goodwill. Elegance, beauty in action. Luther’s 95 thesis, the Protestant Reformation. Grace. Graceful. Full of grace. Are we? Are we liberal in dispensing undeserved favor? What is our tendency; to criticize […]

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Canal or Reservoir? Deep Living

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photo By psd Canal or Reservoir: Deep Living “If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than a canal. A canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, an thus without loss to itself ( it shares) its superabundant water.” Bernard […]

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The Age of Social Narcissism

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Photo credit By Beverly & Pack The Age of Social Narcissism We all remember that poor boy Narcissus – right. Thirsty he seeks refreshment. But instead of refreshment he finds his  reflection  and falls in love with it.   Unwilling to disturb the water for fear of losing site of his beloved self Narcissus dies, dies […]

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What if ‘what’s’ wrong with leadership is the WHY, not the how?

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Photo By iwona_kellie What if what’s really wrong with leadership is the WHY, not the how? Wikepedia defines leadership as “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. ” Wikepedia then immediately follows with this double bob and weave, CYA statement,  “Definitions more […]

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Momentum as Habit

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Momentum as Habit I’m not a physics major. But I know something of momentum, not that I’d define it as the product of the mass and velocity of an object. I tend to think of it more as progress,  the force or speed of movement of an object, person, team, organization, vision, tribe, movement….you get […]

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5 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working

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5  Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working Ever wondered if marketing is just a big waste of money, a poor investment? It might be if you are making these errors. 1. You’re  focusing  on  services and products which are not THE key economic drivers of your business, organization. What are the key economic drivers of the […]

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When Life Sucks…

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When Life Sucks ( A fiction story) “I win the award today.” My girlfriend Bonnie grinned as I pulled up a chair.” “You sure about that?” I asked. “Oh I’m sure.” “Okay so pray tell, why do you win the  ‘my life, sucks more than yours-today” award? “Bill was laid off. Again.” “Geez. I’m sorry.” […]

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KISS; Integrated Marketing Strategy

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KISS! Integrated Marketing Strategy This post is  part of the 15 week curriculum I am developing and teaching in the Online Marketing Communications course at Northwest University.  And now that all my students are  online with their own socially integrated platforms we are revisiting our  marketing goals and KPI’s. Marketer’s are all in jeopardy of […]

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Hamster Wheel Living

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Hamster Wheel Living “But Robert, it doesn’t have to be this way.” “What do you mean?” The young hamster asked. ” You don’t have to stay on that wheel morning and night, spinning and spinning, rushing around, going no where” “Who says I’m going nowhere?  Sometimes I end up in the kitchen.” “Sink that is.” […]

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