Monthly Archives: March 2013

What if we’re wrong?

March 31, 2013
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What if we’re wrong?

What if we’re wrong? Do you ever allow yourself space for that question? Or what about this one: What if I am wrong? My point is that so many of us—myself included—are driven by a strong sense of faith, of self—and of epistemology. Personally, I hold these points as virtues, as strengths Read more [...]

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Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

March 29, 2013
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Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

Do you ever just want to quit? I do.  Sometimes.  Not often. But sometimes I do. Today, Good Friday, I reflect on what it might mean to “quit” in the face of purpose, valuable sacrifice, and eternal changemaking. I believe that we have been given a great example which we are invited to humbly Read…

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“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

March 25, 2013
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“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

Last night, in the middle of a very stressful phone call, I was given a word-image.  The caller told me about how, earlier in the day, “Jjaja Jack” (Grandpa Jack, my dad) had taken little, individual ice cream packets to the kids at our home in Nkumba (pronounced "in-KOOM-bah").  Somehow, the Read more [...]

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‘Groan’ Apart (A 100-second reading on the decision to decrease pressure or to increase strength)

March 22, 2013
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‘Groan’ Apart (A 100-second reading on the decision to decrease pressure or to increase strength)

I disconnected my printer and my earphones from my laptop, closed its lid, and quickly swooped it up to head to a meeting.  I immediately realized that I had failed to disconnect the power cord, however, as a chain reaction evolved in which the stretched cord toppled my penholder, spilling pens, Read more [...]

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Springing Forward

March 10, 2013
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Springing Forward

It’s one of my favorite times of the day.  It’s nearly 2am.  The streets and surroundings are still.  Lights twinkle from the neighboring buildings.  There’s a slight chill in the air. And there is silence. So much hype surrounds me virtually as social media reminds me that a change in Read more [...]

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What am I missing?

March 3, 2013
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What am I missing?

What am I missing? What I am I not seeing? These are questions we must (MUST) ask ourselves in the course of life, especially in a life that is froth with difficulty and struggle: the life of a leader. I find that even the experts encounter surprise and the unexpected as they pursue what seems…

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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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