About That Oath, Boy Scouts of America

Dear Boy Scouts of America,   Well, well, well. Your 2017 Jamboree was a thing, huh? Talk about missing the point.   Now, let me be transparent here. My “scouting career” came to a sudden (and predictable) halt during my “Weeblos Scouts” stage (that’s the place between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) when I and […]

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Easy, Cowboy.

Ever been with a group of “leaders” and you just feel like:   They aren’t perceiving you as an experienced person, due to not knowing your history or simply not feeling you “rise to their level” of knowledge? They aren’t respecting you or your passion for your work, many times due to Point #1 above. […]

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The .gov Role: The Hub for Community Development

Ahh… local government. The place where we pay taxes that we complain about the most, the place we pay our parking bills that we complain about the most… actually come to think about it, for many of us City Hall is a big “complaint box” where we all gather (if ever) and complain about stuff. […]

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A Letter to the Next Generations: Three To Think About For The “Bookends”

A Letter to the Next Generations: Three To Think About For The “Bookends” There’s a lot of talk and writing about the inter-generational challenges and opportunities we are knee-deep in at this point in our world with the amazing “bookend generations” – The Baby Boomers and The Millennials.  Two huge generations, two interesting viewpoints, two […]

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WIIFM & NIMBY: Sadly, That’s Not A New Cartoon Show

When talking about any kind of economic and community development, the conversation very quickly turns to two major factors: where and how much money?  It’s as natural as when greeting someone you instantly ask “how are you?” Sadly though, these questions in economic development aren’t generally meant out of concern or care in the macro […]

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collaboration…and dancing.

“Collaboration.”  It’s one of those buzz words that we throw around in just about every business sector and encourage its development. But  (and let’s just keep this between us okay) we are sometimes better at talking about collaboration than we are are doing collaboration.  Put it another way: A Meeting Does Not Make a Collaboration…You […]

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goin’ out for an “idea break”

First, it was “Smoke Break.”  For those of us not into the habit, we would marvel at the conga line that was created once those two simple words were uttered in some Cubicle Kingdom in Anywhere, USA.  Assistants, managers, CEOs… didn’t matter. The call to light up was a beacon of goodness, and many followed […]

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