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01 Jul THIS WEEK: HOST SOMETHING

Culture isn’t something that just exists. Culture is created by each and every one of us, whether we realize it or not. Yes, that means you, too. You create culture. Your presence in a room changes the culture of that room. Your presence in your...

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24 Jun THIS WEEK: COMMIT TO COMMUNITY

Community is powerful. And community means lots of different things. Our community can be our family, our friends, our colleagues, or any groups or associations we belong to. Our communities can be made of up people who are similar, people who are different, people who...

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17 Jun THIS WEEK: LEAD A TEAM

Leadership is one of the most judged, dissected, and criticized words in the English language. Everyone knows the five, seven, and ten best ways to be a leader. When things are good, everyone gets behind the leader. But when things aren’t so good, it is...

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10 Jun THIS WEEK: VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Once we discover the needs of our community, we then come to a fork in the road—to engage and get involved or to turn a blind eye and go about our routines. We are fairly confident that you know which path we think all of...

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03 Jun THIS WEEK: KNOW THE NEED

How well do you know your community? Who do you know in your community? What are the strengths of your community and where can it grow to be more inclusive, more equitable, and fair? How can you engage with it in the best and most...

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27 May THIS WEEK: MIND YOUR MANNERS

Before we had courtesy, civility, and etiquette, we had something a little more basic that brought sophistication and class to the bourgeoisie. They were a set of guidelines, practices, social rules that helped advance humanity from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. No more eating...

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20 May THIS WEEK: BE CIVIL-MINDED

The origin of the word “civil” is the Latin word “civis,” meaning “citizen.” In other words, it is rooted in the idea that people, community, civility, and civilization matter. On the surface, this is a beautiful concept—the idea that we are all concerned with how...

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13 May THIS WEEK: SHOW RESPECT

It’s not shocking that being respected is one of our basic human needs. After all, who doesn’t want to know that people in their life deeply admire them for their abilities, feelings, qualities, or traditions? Knowing this feels good and helps us feel seen and...

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06 May THIS WEEK: BE AUTHENTIC

It’s easy to live inauthentically—to hide our true self and to live something or someone we are not. Maybe we have been hurt in the past, which caused us to build protective walls around us. Maybe we have emulated someone and tried to be more...

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