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Archive for December, 2012

Teaching us How to Listen, Lead… and Live

Peggy GasiorWhen your child…, strike that… when your daughter … goes off to college, you hold your breath. You hope that she connects with friends and gains a sense of community – in a hurry. You wish for peace of mind  (both hers and yours) about an environment that is safe and nurturing. And you pray for friends who will be a positive influence on her.

And then someone like Peggy Gasior walks in the door and you realize that you’ve hit the trifecta. Hope realized. Wish granted. Prayer answered. Continue reading “Teaching us How to Listen, Lead… and Live” »

A Legacy of Effort and Excellence

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder

The pursuit of excellence. Wouldn’t we all like to say that it is our daily focus?  Ah, but life always seems to get in the way. Deadlines. Conflicts. Guilty pleasures like reality TV or Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It’s easy to get lost online for hours between tweets and posts, pings and pokes. Before long, we’re making excuses or compromising. It just happens. Continue reading “A Legacy of Effort and Excellence” »