Tag: respect

To Lessen its Awful Power

He was broke and blamed himself for getting fired from his job. So, he killed five people in Orlando, Florida, on June 5, 2017. He was withdrawn and quiet, with no friends. He killed nine people and injured eight in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015. He had PTSD from fighting in Vietnam. He killed four…
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To Be A Better Leader, Refrain From Asking One Question

The past few years leadership experts such as Simon Sinek have written books and spoken extensively about the need to ask “WHY?” questions, which give leaders permission to dream, vision, create a better world than what we’ve had before.  Thanks to each of them, I’ve been given permission to be me – the idealist, the…
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The Constant Breaking News

It grows increasingly difficult to know what to say each time yet another mass shooting occurs in this country. This week there have been two shootings in California in three days with 18 people dead so far, bringing the total to 37 lives ended in the United States by mass shootings in just 23 days…
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… At the same time

For years, as each year is coming to a close, Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has written a commentary reminding readers that no matter how awful, chaotic, or disastrous the year may have been, it was still the best year that history has ever known. Kristof doesn’t deny the terrible circumstances that resulted during…
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Take Time for Self-Care

Take Time for Self-Care: Notice symptoms of stress and practice caring for yourself after listening This is the last in a series of six statements about the values and objectives of Someone To Tell It To’s listening, training, and educational programs. Living these values is how we are helping the world to listen. Several days…
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An Advocate for Change

SEASON 5: EPISODE 4 | September 13, 2022 An Advocate for Change with Marisa Page Marisa Page is a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a descendant from the Ponca and Comanche tribes. She currently works for First Nations Development Institute, and lives in New Mexico. She is an advocate for Indigenous peoples…
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DEI: What It Is and Why It Matters

SEASON 5: EPISODE 3 | August 30, 2022 DEI: What It Is and Why It Matters with Monica O. Montgomery  “Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals, including people of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and…
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Embracing Difficult Conversations

SEASON 5: EPISODE 2 | August 16, 2022 Embracing Difficult Conversations with Jen Dalton Jen Dalton is a personal brand strategist, international speaker, and author. Her most recent book – Listen: How to Embrace the Difficult Conversations Life Throws at You – shares intimate interviews and opens a window to conversations we may face in life. Our…
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The Cultures We Create

SEASON 4: EPISODE 11 | February 15, 2022 The Cultures We Create with Garry and Maria Ridge Garry Ridge is president and chief executive officer of the WD-40 Company. Maria Ridge is a philanthropist and social activist. We met both of them four years ago at a small dinner party in San Diego, California. Both…
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