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Sympathy is Easy – John O’Leary

Sympathy is Easy – John O’Leary

John shares an intimate story about his father that illuminates what empathy means, why it’s important and how it is the key to breaking down barriers. “While on my knees next to my fallen dad last weekend, I thought of a Dennis Lahane quote.”

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Innovation Swapping – Josh Linkner

Innovation Swapping – Josh Linkner

Behind only water, concrete is the second-most used material on our planet. It’s low cost, durable, and beneficial in a variety of construction applications. As our population continues to swell, demand is expected to skyrocket. But there’s a problem.

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My Grandfather’s Last Advice – John O’Leary

My Grandfather’s Last Advice – John O’Leary

My grandfather’s last advice: Empathy doesn’t excuse poor behavior. Rather, it seeks to understand it and strives to redeem it. My grandfather’s last words to me were intended to help my marriage. Heeding them now would help our nation. Let me explain.

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Boost Results with Rule 105 – Josh Linkner

Boost Results with Rule 105 – Josh Linkner

In our professional lives, our days consist of delivering value in one form or another. Depending on your craft, your deliverables may take the form of a research report, sales presentation, customer interaction, financial model or legal brief.

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The Electoral Rebellion of 2021 – Andrew Busch

The Electoral Rebellion of 2021 – Andrew Busch

The #CapitolRiots of last week will transcend our time and will likely be referred to as the “Electoral Rebellion of 2021.” Think Whiskey Rebellion, where President Washington had to send troops into a state to quell a revolt.

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Did You Find Everything You Were Looking For? – Chip Bell

Did You Find Everything You Were Looking For? – Chip Bell

It is a grocery store clerk mantra I typically hear as my groceries are being scanned and bagged. And, I am tired of it. I want to be surprised-tickled pink by what I found I was not looking for. Don’t give me mundane, functionally accurate, and “good enough.”

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The Promise of a New Year – Mary Kelly

The Promise of a New Year – Mary Kelly

People love the new year for the sense of renewal and a fresh start. Think about how to make the most of your time, talents, and resources. What will make the most sense for you, increases your happiness factor, and focus on where you want to be in a year?

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Top 5 Economic Risks for 2021 – Andrew Busch

Top 5 Economic Risks for 2021 – Andrew Busch

1. Vaccine Hesitancy, 2. Virus Mutation, 3. Cyber War, 4. Protracted Congressional Fighting, 5. Credit Crunch. The combination of 1 & 2 will be tragic. But if accompanied by 3,4 or 5, then the optimism for the economy will shift down significantly.

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