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Basic Principles for Doing Your Job

Introduction Since the end of World War II, the number of high-grade civilians in relation to the total (federal government) workforce has steadily increased to the point where we have […]

Life of Selfless Courage

Why Live a Life of Selfless Courage?

Why should anyone want to live a life of selfless courage and service to others – above self?  It is a fair question. There are a number of ways to […]

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

Over the years I’ve watched the fates of my HBS classmates from 1979 unfold; I’ve seen more and more of them come to reunions unhappy, divorced, and alienated from their […]



Despite the thousands of books and articles devoted to the subject of excellence, the word itself remains somewhat abstract.  Its meaning and use are sometimes difficult to pin down, let alone put it into practice.


Difference Makers

Standing at the side of the pool was a little unnerving.  The task was simple – swim across the pool, demonstrating the “crawl” stroke.  Swimming wasn’t something I did much […]

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