Sat.Aug 20, 2011

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Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

Ron Edmondson

Suicide sucks! I believe one of my dearest pastor friends died of a broken heart after his son committed suicide. million to aid in suicide prevention.

Emerging Grassroots Leadership

Coaching Tip

Leadership remains one of the most important topics across a range of fields because studies continuously demonstrate that the success and well-being of any institution or society depend on the functionality, effectiveness, and promotion of leaders and leadership. Today, leadership is not synonymous with authority.

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Scripture Memorization, Week 34

Ron Edmondson

Over the years, the Psalms have ministered to me during hard times perhaps more than any other Scripture. I like to find a Psalm that speaks to me, encourages me or challenges me…write it on a piece of paper…and hide it in my heart. You are my God… - Psalm 86:2. Do you need reminding this week that He is faithful? Is He your God?


Are you honoring the wrong things?

Leadership Freak

Some think giving too much praise makes people lazy and indulgent. They’ll settle into the notion your organization is lucky to have them. Choose praise points carefully. Praise creates culture. You get what you praise. Saying, “great job,” celebrates a completion and allows recipients to define “great.” Honor [.].

David and Amy Estill

CEO Blog

Personal post. My son got married to a wonderful woman today. Great event. All went smoothly. As most of you know, this was a big week. pause).

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Eugene A. Fitzgerald: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Eugene A. Fitzgerald was born in Springfield, MA, USA. He received a BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1985 from MIT and his PhD in the same discipline from Cornell University in 1989. Flemings SMA Professor of Materials Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT World Scientific Publishing Company

Learning to Swim


Supervisors often remind me of swimmers. Some are graceful and glide through the water with seemingly little effort.

Leadership Inspirations – Continuous Learning

Strategy Driven

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.&#. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 – 1948). Consider leaving a comment!

Life Wisdom - The Professor and the Mayonaisse Jar

Building Personal Strength

This story (fable?) has been featured on so many blogs and websites that it's impossible to find out who the original author is. They agreed it was.

Terri Ludwig (Enterprise Community Partners) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Terri Ludwig, president and chief executive of Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit housing finance organization.


First Paragraph


Captain MacWhirr, of the steamer Nan-Shan, had a physiognomy that, in the order of material appearances, was the exact counterpart of his mind: it presented no marked characteristics of firmness or stupidity; it had no pronounced characteristics whatever; it was simply ordinary, irresponsive, and unruffled. From Typhoon by Joseph Conrad


Surviving the Fire ~ 5 Things I need From You

You're Not the Boss of Me

I think we know by now that leadership does not always involve building something up. I’m fired. But you can’t. So it’s you and me kid.

The Eloquent Fields


Cullen Gallagher on the great W.C. Fields : When it comes to one-liners, W.C. Fields is hard to beat. Million Dollar Legs has one of my favorites: “The Constitution says I can’t hit a man under 200 lbs.” Pacing is key to Fields’ delivery, such as this prolonged line from The Bank Dick: “I’m very fond of children. Girl children. Around 18 or 20.”

Locking Them Up


Over the course of the last decade, I’ve periodically met with official visitors from the United Kingdom who have come to New York City to learn about its revival—specifically, about the city’s successful war against crime, which I’ve watched closely for the past 20 years. As complaints of public disorder rose in the U.K.,

Entertainment Break


The match scene from Lawrence of Arabia


Quote of the Day


There must be 500,000 rats in the United States; of course, I am only speaking from memory. Billy Nye

Course 2

Slippery Customer


In a now infamous 1994 interview with journalist Michael Ignatieff, the historian was asked if the murder of "15, 20 million people might have been justified" in establishing a Marxist paradise. Yes," Mr. Hobsbawm replied. It's not that he didn't know what was going on in the dank basements of the Lubyanka and on the frozen steppes of Siberia.