Monthly Archives: November 2012

I’m honored to be a guest-blogger:

November 29, 2012
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I’m honored to be a guest-blogger on a friend’s popular site.  If you want to read about my experiences with three types of miracles, just click here: http://www.lynnehartke.com/2012/11/three-types-of-miracles.html

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4 Options When People Hurt You

November 16, 2012
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4 Options When People Hurt You

. Ever been hurt (or just pissed off)? Of course you have.  So what do you do about that?  These are four strategies I have been given by people I respect and love: The whole walk-a-mile-in-their-shoes thing.  Research shows that most people are dwelling in a place of immediate pressure Read more [...]

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So, I got punched in the face. (A 60-second read on addressing psycho-violence.)

November 12, 2012
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So, I got punched in the face. (A 60-second read on addressing psycho-violence.)

So, I got punched in the face.  No, I don’t mean that metaphorically.  My boxing partner and I were sparring, and boom!  Okay, it wasn’t hard, it was my fault for not ducking (I knew it was coming), and it was with a padded focus mitt, so it was really a non-event.  But at least…

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4 Reasons I Value Disagreement

November 9, 2012
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4 Reasons I Value Disagreement

I find myself becoming a louder and louder advocate of civil discourse, of engagement in conversations where fundamental, absolute disagreement may exist, but so does esteem for the fellow-person.  I believe that one can disagree without being disagreeable. The loss of respect for those with whom we Read more [...]

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“The Elusive Image” (A 90-second read about drawing the impossible)

November 7, 2012
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“The Elusive Image” (A 90-second read about drawing the impossible)

You have likely heard the story of a little girl who sat down to draw, and when her teacher asked what she was going to draw, she said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.”  “But, honey, no one knows what God looks like," the teacher said.  To which the little girl replied, “They will in a…

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“Of Frasier’s Women” (A 50-second read about my conspiracy theory.)

November 4, 2012
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With this blog entry, and through the lens of the hilarious and iconic TV show Frasier, I begin an exploration of the question below: Do we believe that there is a conspiracy to manipulate the great power of popular culture to desensitize the public and to teach us to glorify some over others? The Read…

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Solving Problems vs. Building Relationships (A 60-second read about how I forgot Leadership 101.)

November 1, 2012
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"Chef wants to talk to you,” read a recent email from a staff member in Uganda.  The executive chef at our newest restaurant had asked that I call him.  Knowing that he had worked more closely with my mom (since I left Uganda much earlier than she did after I hired him), I asked her…

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Nathaniel is CEO of AidChild.org. He holds a Master's Degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University where he was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and winner of the 2010 Harvard HDP Marshal Award. He also holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego where he was the Dammeyer Fellow in Global Education Leadership, and a Cordes Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration. Nathaniel is author of "We Are Not Mahogany: Three stories about the male African life." Prior to his move to Uganda in 2000, Nathaniel was Deputy Director of the Office of the Governor of Arizona, and Director of Education at Leadership, Inc.

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