Category Archives: Self Reflection

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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Last Thursday We Lost a True Values-Based Leader

When a true values-based leader passes away, it leaves an empty feeling for those fortunate to have had the opportunity to know them. That is what happened to me last Thursday night with the passing of Professor Walter Scott, better known to students, faculty, and almost everybody, as “Wally”. As I have shared frequently in previous posts, when I stepped

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