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Career Journey: A Long Road Full of Twists and Turns

It was a bitterly cold February day as I walked along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada, contemplating departure from a career that was just not me. I was a probation and parole officer, about a year-and-a-half out of graduate school, working in a noble...

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Learning from the Masters

As Americans get ready to mark President’s Day in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it is only fitting that we take time to reflect on what we can learn from two of America’s greatest leaders. These two gentlemen, who lived and served their...

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Energy Begets Energy: Getting Your Act In Gear

About the only thing I remember from my ninth-grade physics class is Newton’s first law of motion, which states that an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction, unless...

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Old Dogs, New Tricks and 2021

You have heard the expression, of course, that old dogs cannot learn new tricks. This maxim has surpassed dog training and is so embedded in our collective belief system that we easily can allow ourselves to take it to heart, even if it doesn’t truly...

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A Different Holiday for a Difficult Year

We have rounded the corner to the holiday season, saying goodbye to 2020 and (warily) welcoming a fresh beginning with the advent of the New Year. Many of us are pondering all that we have been through over the past 10 months and trying to...

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Capturing the Millennial Energy Force

  Two of my favorite millennials are Kelli Meyer, Director for Student Involvement, University of Bridgeport, and Erin Santa Mercede, Director for Leadership Programs, Bridgeport Regional Business Council.  Kelli and Erin also in leadership positions of Thrive, a millennial group promoting both the personal and professional...

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