Of the seven Covey habits, which are your strongest and weakest?

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My strongest habit is “think win/win”. In fact, that’s the basis of my business model and every client engagement. It’s also the reason that I object so strongly to the traditional sales psychology that too often creates a winner and a loser. I’m hugely committed to earning my place by creating financial results for others. […]

How to be more charming

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This post is based on a recent article by Sira M. titled “Seven Habits of Charming People” promoted by Medium and follows my updated post on the Covey “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” book review posted earlier this morning. I’m pretty sure that anyone would say that I’m more “effective” than “charming” and […]

A reminder of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”

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Sometime before 2011 I recognized Stephen Covey’s work as one of the books that most influenced my life in this earlier blog post. There are probably millions of my generation who would say the same. The book came out some years after I finished business school and right around the time when I suffered a […]

The fallacy of diversity and inclusion statements

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I am pleased to work with a wide range of nonprofit organization managers 1. This includes the executives of churches, synagogues, environmental groups, professional and trade associations. One thing that almost all share is a focus on outreach and recruitment. It’s a core theme for most nonprofits, and I think it is fair to say […]

Honorable James Dannenberg resignation letter

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This letter is reposted here because it is the best written rebuke of the Supreme Court I’ve ever read. The Chief Justice of the United States One First Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20543 March 11, 2020 Dear Chief Justice Roberts: I hereby resign my membership in the Supreme Court Bar. This was not an easy […]

An Opportunity to Change the Public Conversation

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Recent news has certainly rocked our world. We don’t know where it is headed. We don’t know how it will affect our future. We don’t know when it will end. We simply know that this is not normal. Yet, even right now, I see at least one clear possibility for channeling this into positive energy. […]

The Real State of the Union

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I’ve spent much of my career, now in its 5th decade, focused on addressing the devastating impact of the widening wealth and income inequality gap. I first recognized the problem while working for two Wall Street firms in the middle 1980s. The problem has gotten much worse lately. It is not just an issue of […]

The risks of being a data-driven decision maker

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Lately I notice that my ability to piss people off is on the rise. This well-honed irritating behavior targets all groups: Democrats, Republicans, conservatives, liberals, environmentalists, capitalists, politicians, community groups, Christians, Jews and atheists have all been offended by my work. Yet, on closer look, I see that it is the collective social response that […]

I will not be silent on Trump fraud and cruelty in South Jersey

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“What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander” – Elie Wiesel I personally saw the cruelty, greed and crimes of Donald Trump ruin families who were my neighbors in the Atlantic City area more than two decades ago. As president of a nearby chapter of […]