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Posts tagged with ‘Chicago’

You’re busy…but are you making progress?

  A few years ago I had the privilege of listening to David Gergen (don’t recognize the name…google him) speak at a Leadership Summit in the Chicago area. I took a lot of great nuggets away from his talk…others of which I’ll probably share in the future, but one that really stuck out was as follows: “Motion is not progress…” […]

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The Illusions All Around Us

  Chicago is hosting NATO. …and just like that, I along with many other Chicagoans found out just how little what we want or would like to have…really matters.  In the end, we’re all treated like a potential protestor or threat. It’s very interesting how a privilege given, can so easily be a privilege taken away. …and the ease with […]

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Are you getting better?

This holiday weekend the beauty salons and barber shops were full of patrons getting beautiful and groomed to ensure they presented the best of themselves on Sunday morning. All over the world people showed up with… New dresses, new suits, New heels, new shoes, New purses, new jewels. Some wearing the scent of perfumes and cologne, So fresh and so clean from head to […]

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Capable and average, is capable of more than average!

  All too often I’m baffled at how we place people who are categorized as successful, in an untouchable category.  It is as if the stories of their achievements closely mirror the heroics of Greek Mythology, and our own lives mirror that of a Greek tragedy. We tend to forget that the people we look upon as extremely successful were […]

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My wish for you…

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Derrick Rose, the all-star point guard of the Chicago Bulls. On the surface, Derrick is no different from any of us.  He is truly a down to earth, fun and like-able guy, but what struck me most about his similarities to the many of us was his size.  Typically […]

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