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Avoiding an In Extremis Situation

If you have been in the Navy, Merchant Marine, or an airplane pilot, you are familiar with the term “in extremis.” It is a Latin phrase meaning “in the farthest reaches” or “at the point of death.” Simply put it means that you are now in a...

Change is Uncomfortable

Whether in business, sports, government, not for profit or other industries, executives and individuals are constantly pushing themselves and their organizations to get better. Is that just a human trait or do some people just have a need to not rest on their laurels?...

Before and After

We are used to “before and after” pictures, videos, or statistics in our personal and work lives. None is more visual than the weight loss images that are ubiquitous in January, when New Year’s resolutions are being made, and in late Spring as preparations are being...

What will your personal legacy be?

At our granddaughter’s recent high school graduation ceremony, one of the speakers talked about the future legacy for each of the graduating seniors. For them it was a look forward, and more of a “I will be” statement. But since you, like me, are likely well past high...

Things That Successful People Always Do

I recently read an article posted in the online version of the Reader’s Digest. Those of you old enough will remember the small magazine version which was required reading material in most households a generation ago. The article was titled “Things Rich People Rarely...