Author Archives: Harry Kraemer

And Now for Some Fun!

I realize many of my blog posts include serious topics, and several of you have wondered: “Harry, what have you been doing for fun?” So, here we go: A short post about “something fun but sad,” “something fun and fantastic,” and “something fun and surprising!” Something Fun but Sad I had the opportunity to see my Chicago Cubs play the

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One Amazing Baseball Game!

Baseball has always been my very favorite sport.  My Dad loved baseball, and I remember he started teaching me how to catch and hit when I was only three years old. As soon as my two younger brothers, Steve and Paul, could walk, they became part of the team. And we played and thought about baseball everyday.  In the summer

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A Return to Civility

I have the opportunity to participate on the Relevant Radio show, “Morning Air” (www.relevantradio.com), the first Monday every month at 7:30AM CST. I focus my comments on values-based leadership from a spiritual perspective. Last week we addressed “How Can We Improve Civility?” I admit that the first thing I did was look up the definition of “civility.” According to the

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It’s Time to Take a Stand

I usually avoid getting into political discussions because the extreme partisan positions of many people make it almost impossible to have a truly BALANCED discussion. Values-based leaders truly need to understand all sides of the story. I strongly believe the words of St. Francis who taught us to “seek to understand before we are understood.” However, since I spend so

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