>Skill Sets for Success in the New Economy

>I presented a series of lectures last week to students, faculty, and community leaders at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. I can’t remember when I’ve had such a great time with so many wonderful people, especially the students. I presented on topics such as how growth and change influence organizational culture, how and why soContinue reading “>Skill Sets for Success in the New Economy”

>The New Marketplace

>I’ve noticed some recent trends I’d like to share. Since the time of the Great Depression, and more recently, through seasonal fluctuations and economic downturns, the economy has always repsonded in typical ways; lay people off, continue to run the business as usual, and then bring people back on board when the consumer resumed spending.Continue reading “>The New Marketplace”

>Educate to Graduate to What?

>I attended my daughter’s and my niece’s high school graduation both this past week. They attend different schools and between the two classes, there were approximately 1400 seniors that received their diplomas. Of that total, approximately 150 students graduated with various honors and shared approximately 7 million dollars in scholarship money. For the first time,Continue reading “>Educate to Graduate to What?”

Educate to Graduate What?

I attended my daughter’s and my niece’s high school graduation both this past week. They attend different schools and between the two classes, there were approximately 1400 seniors that received their diplomas. Of that total, approximately 150 students graduated with various honors and shared approximately 7 million dollars in scholarship money. For the first time,Continue reading “Educate to Graduate What?”

>Father’s & Husband’s

>I attended both my daughter’s and my niece’s graduation this past weekend. Because of the size of the graduating classes and the number of family members attending, the ceremonies were held at a large arena on the campus of a nearby university. Towards the end of the second ceremony, I walked out of the arenaContinue reading “>Father’s & Husband’s”

>Ancient jar handle found in Jerusalem

>As reported today by the Associated Press, Archaeologists digging on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives have discovered a nearly 3,000-year-old jar handle bearing ancient Hebrew script, a find significantly older than most inscribed artifacts unearthed in the ancient city. The Iron Age handle is inscribed with the Hebrew name Menachem, which was the name of anContinue reading “>Ancient jar handle found in Jerusalem”

>Congress Approves Bill Restricting Credit Card Industry

>Our government today approved credit card overhaul measures that would enact new restrictions on the industry as follows: Require that customers penalized by higher interest rates because they missed a payment be given a chance to reclaim their lower rate after six months. Protect debt-ridden consumers from many of the surprise charges common in theContinue reading “>Congress Approves Bill Restricting Credit Card Industry”

>Pentagon Ends Use of Bible in Reports

>The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was the practice during the last administration. I lament another step our country is taking away from recognizing the sovereignty upon which the culture and social structure of ourContinue reading “>Pentagon Ends Use of Bible in Reports”