Becoming Driven, 9 Skills Kids Develop When Their Parents Say “No”

For over 40 years, I’ve been trying to figure out my brother, Jon. Many adjectives have been used to describe him and it seems that he’s finally come up with the one that will stick—Driven. Jon is two years younger than I am, so I’ve known him since the day…

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Teaching Future Leaders by Example, and much more — Challenger Sports Programs

I got lucky last year. My daughter Julie, then 16, who has spent a lot of time with kids with special needs, and who wants to major in special education in college, invited me to come with her one Sunday afternoon to help out at our local Challenger basketball program.…

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Book Review, Interview, & Giveaway – Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions, by Lori Deschene

I am pleased to feature Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions by Lori Deschene as this site’s inaugural book review. Lori is my favorite blogger. Her posts on Tiny Buddha are simple yet deep, practical yet not obvious, and plentiful yet not overwhelming. She is a gifted writer. Her words…

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Being a Leader

Earlier this year, when I showed my friend Greg a behind-the-scenes look at my under-construction Web site, he questioned whether the photo on the home page representing “Be a Leader” (a sign pointing volunteers to the office to “check in”) would make for a self-evident connection for people who had…

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