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I’m loving how things like ginger and turmeric powder are showing up in natural groceries. I find this phenomena interesting because I’ve been consuming these items in their natural form for years. In fact, I …

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Death by Committee

March 30, 2016 – 9:19 am | 768 views

I’m guilty for sending things to committees to die. Here’s how to survive and make it productive. Here’s a great article by ECHO.
Committees are a powerful tool for HOA boards. Used correctly, committees allow associations …

Dunbar’s Number

March 3, 2016 – 7:43 pm | 863 views
Dunbars Number

My kid was bragging about how he has so many followers on Instagram and I let him know about my Twitter followers to which he said, “Dad, you’re only allowed to have 150 friends.” To …

Change and Uncertainty

June 5, 2014 – 10:35 pm | 2,253 views
Fork-in-the-road

I’ve been surrounded by so much change in the past year; to a point where I think I needed to write some things down just to compare where we were to where we are and …

Quitters, Campers, & Climbers

February 7, 2014 – 8:34 pm | 759 views
Quitters Campers Climbers

Three individuals were standing at the base of a steep hill.  Having just traveled a great distance, all three were extremely tired, but knew that they must ascend the hill if they were to reach …

Service Never Stops When You’re Having Fun

October 18, 2013 – 10:25 pm | 2,402 views
spiral hotdogs

Tailgating? No. BBQ? No. Really cool looking hot dogs? Yes, but more importantly, this is a symbol of a pledge I rarely make. We’ll go over the hot dogs in a bit after I talk …

Defining Cultural Layers

October 2, 2013 – 11:29 pm | 1,920 views
Cultural Layers

I recently was part of new employee orientation and had to sit through a whole day of listening to subjects I’ve had to teach to others during their new employee orientation. I guess I had …

Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2013 – 8:24 am | 1,104 views
daddyalexethan2002

It’s 6AM on Father’s Day and I’m sitting at the dining room table without light except from the laptop glow. The kids are still sleeping and I’ve read all the news I could this morning. …

Job Interview Prep Music

January 8, 2013 – 10:43 pm | 2,113 views
interview prep music

In preparation for my upcoming job interview I decided to make a playlist to get my hyped up for my job interview. I prepped for the interview with the music playing in the background. Then …

Meeting Agenda, Action Items, and Motions Templates

March 30, 2012 – 9:39 pm | 14,101 views
Meeting Agenda Templates

I received a few emails about running efficient meetings. I usually respond by telling people to use RRO (Roberts Rules of Order). When I look back at some of the minutes from some of my …

FUNdraising

March 22, 2012 – 1:10 am | 5,559 views
fundraising-header

I’m not a sales guy and I don’t take rejection well. One of my biggest frustrations in life came when trying to raise money for my local PTA. I remember the first time someone said …

Carpool Memories

March 16, 2012 – 11:05 pm | 2,697 views
carpool lane

A very strange thing happened to me today. I normally take public transportation to work but today I decided to drive in. I usually drive in solo but today I decided to pick up some …

Resume 2.0

December 3, 2011 – 7:53 pm | 1,635 views
Unemployment-Rate-October-2011-header

I’ve been watching the unemployment rate drop and wonder what the cause of it might be. Could be the seasonal jobs or that the economy is really picking up. The current unemployment rate is 8.9%.
At …

Robert’s Rules of Order

January 26, 2011 – 6:59 pm | 2,262 views
Roberts Rules of Order

I realized that I’ve been using Robert’s Rules of Order for 20 years now. I still remember my grade school teacher handing me a binder on how to run a meeting, what to do when …

Community Service Letter Template

December 5, 2010 – 10:23 pm | 258,286 views
raisedhands

I’ve been asked on occasion by parents if their child can volunteer some hours in the non-profit organization I help out at. I guess these kids need a certain number of hours where they help …