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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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Never a Dull Moment at Northwestern!

I love teaching at Northwestern Kellogg, and I must say, there is never a dull moment. There are always a million things going on. The challenge is figuring out where to go and when! My students apparently even have a term for it: FOMO — Fear of Missing Out! Here’s just a few recent activities: The Northwestern School of Communication’s

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Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Just Seeking to Understand Before I am Understood

I always focus on my second principle of BALANCE when discussing any issue…..that is “take the time to understand all sides of the issue,” or as St. Francis stated, “Seek to understand before you are understood.”  As a result, when I am having a debate with someone, I try to never say, “I don’t understand” because that seems ignorant.  I

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