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Friendships at work can be tricky

Friendships at work can be tricky.  At least, they can be if the definition of friendship means you are not honest with each other.  Earlier this week I was chatting with someone who hired his friend to work for him … Continue reading

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Indirect feedback: better than no feedback?

I recently received some indirect feedback.  It was well-intentioned – meant to help me do my job better.  I welcomed it, because I think any feedback on performance and what could be better is better than nothing.  There is always … Continue reading

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Real time feedback and stand up paddle boarding

This past weekend I went paddle boarding for the second time ever.  It was on a lake, with wind, and wakes from speed boats, and family members nearby on paddle boards and in kayaks.  And everyone says how easy it … Continue reading

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Feedback loops at multiple levels create potential for a dynamic, adaptive educational system

I recently had a chance to learn more about an undertaking that is creating feedback loops at multiple levels, creating the potential for change in a system that is currently pretty stable but which many people think needs to change.  … Continue reading

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Paying down my emotional debt

All my life I have heard the well-intentioned advice about forgiveness of others being truly a gift for yourself. That holding on to resentment hurts me more than the other person. I understood this intellectually. But that was never enough … Continue reading

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Similarities between corporations and foundations

I recently received a report from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) about current practices of philanthropic funders, which posed the question, “is grantmaking getting smarter?”  GEO is an organization that ultimately seeks to enable nonprofits to achieve better results.  The … Continue reading

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