Being a resource

Is a much better goalThan being a brand.Figuring out what the world needsAnd offering a solutionIs superior to positioning ourselvesFor likes.Being a resourceFor the world around usClarifies our purposeAnd makes it easy to indentifyWho our people are.Ultimately, the surest wayTo finding our place in the worldIs not though salesmanshipBut through service.

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The greats

The greats were not the onesWho stood on stages,But the onesThat were waiting in the wings.The ones willing toHave uncomfortable conversationsAnd suffer the consequencesOf speaking truthAnd doing justice.Greatness is not definedBy applause,It doesn’t beginIn a hall of fameAnd it doesn’t happenWhen we’re fighting for our own glory.Greatness comesIn the acceptance of what lifeHas brought in […]

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Acceptable

It is not likely that a restaurant manager will encounter a customer who will mill around the kitchen to check whether food preparation protocols are being followed to internarional standards.Or that a patient will ask her new therapist when they last they attended a continual professional development course.We meet strangers everyday whom we choose to […]

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The Public Servant

What does it mean to be in service of the public? Commitment to the good of the common man A commitment to people not processes. Having an affinity for tools not trophies Trading in the currency of progress and not of prestige Realizing the irony of being the winner of a losing system Being committed […]

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You are already serving

When you find yourself forced off your intended path, Dealing with the grunt work of your masterpiece, It’s tempting to think that you are wasting time. That you could really do with less follow up phone calls, Less meetings and emails And more of doing what you actually signed up to do. But you are […]

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Too busy to walk our talk

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with […]

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