July 11, 2018: EJewishPhilanthropy

The departure of an Executive Director can be a time of opportunity and challenge (or both) for an organization to take stock, reflect and seek new goals and future strategies. Conversely, some transitions can leave an organization vul...

April 26, 2018

There is a joke I like to tell: What is the difference between a Jewish pessimist and a Jewish optimist?  A Jewish pessimist says: “Things are terrible, they can’t possibly get worse”. Says the Jewish optimist: “Things are terrible, but they can always get worse”.  As...

March 20, 2018

This is a lovely article by Bridgette Hyacinth that was posted in LinkedIn - Published on March 15, 2018

1. Don't stay in a job you hate. You spend half of your life at work. Life is too short to put up with a job you hate or a boss who treats you poorly. Many people co...

March 15, 2018

Sapiens rule the world, because we are the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers. The real difference between us and chimpanzees is the mysterious glue that enables millions of humans to cooperate effectively”. Yuval Harari

As  professionals and lead...

January 20, 2018

Watch Angela Duckworth's wonderful TED talk on grit. https://angeladuckworth.com/

December 26, 2017

As part of my on-line courses on Positive Psychology, I had an opportunity to take the VIA Classificatrion of Character Strengths. The assessment focuses on 24 character strengths that provide pathways to success and happiness. Each of us has our own strengths; some of...

July 22, 2017

As part of my consulting practice, I am working with a professional leader of a European Jewish community to explore strategies for identifying, engaging and advancing the efforts of volunteers.  The community relies on the efforts of over 300 volunteers who play a bro...

June 29, 2017

A great quotes from Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzlers "Crucial Confrontations":

"Raw power, painfully applied, may move bodies, may even get people to act in new ways, but it rarely moves hearts and minds. Hearts and minds are changed through expanding understandi...

June 13, 2017

Several days each week, Augie and I go for a walk at Big Trees, a beautiful nature preserve hidden in the midst of Sandy Springs, GA, across from a Subaru and Cadillac dealership.  It has been something I have been doing regularly for almost 10 years beginning with rom...

June 9, 2017

Our family spent two years pining about how the miserable quality of our internet. Video calls would invariably freeze and then lose the connection. Websites would take an interminable amount of time to load. We found ourselves moving from room to room to find the best...

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