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Give a Man a Fish...

The proverb “Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish feed him for a lifetime” is a great example of why many programs around the world do not work. 99 more words


Prejudice, a Human Tragedy

I have been following the events in Ferguson, Mo.  I am deeply saddened by the emotional response and the projection of those emotions implied in the coverage.   715 more words

Serious Thoughts

How Ebenezer Scrooge became a hero

You remember Ebenezer.  He was visited by 3 ghosts one Christmas eve and woke up a changed man.  Well I’m in the business of helping people change and if you want results like this please give me a call.  542 more words


Individual contributor

I have been a QA for a while now, and enjoy it. When someone asked me if I wanted to move into coding- as in doing development. 371 more words


The real secret to inspiring motivation

I was asked to talk about how to inspire motivation on Annette Marner’s ABC radio show and the usual things sprang to mind:

Promoting Team Effectiveness

What's the Difference Between an Excuse and an Explanation?

The following is my belief based on my personal observations and the smattering of education I have accumulated.

What’s the difference between an excuse and an explanation? 517 more words

Serious Thoughts

The 6 Words I Hate the Most

It starts with a simple question, and then I invariably run into that six word phrase I so loathe. 

As an executive director, I know that part of my mandate is to problem solve administrative and personnel issues; I am expected to have the shul running smoothly.  583 more words

Change Management