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Q: Why should I give to charity when there are so many billionaires?

March 29, 2014
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Q: Why should I give to charity when there are so many billionaires?

A: It is easy to point to people richer than I am, and to expect them to pay for the needs I see in the world around me, in my colleagues, my friends and family. What is more of a challenge is to look for my own places of abundance (however minor they might be),…

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Hiccups Are Funny

March 17, 2014
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Hiccups Are Funny

Once again, I share my monthly gratitude list, should it be of interest.  Would love to read yours--if you'd like to post it in a comment below. The person who figured out how to make Kleenex and baby-wipes pop-up, one right after the other like that. That hiccups are funny. Mystery. My new Read more…

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Wisdom to Dream Another Way

March 14, 2014
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Wisdom to Dream Another Way

When I was in my early teens, I thought I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up: the host of a morning talk show.  I used to pretend that our family living-room was a TV studio.  I would sit at an angle on the sofa, and with perfect posture I would look…

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Where do we go from here?

March 2, 2014
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Where do we go from here?

"Love many, but trust few."  So read the words in an answer to a question I offered to Ugandan men in my continued research.  (I am looking into how Ugandan men describe the tools they use to navigate life.) The question was about which Ugandan proverbs help the participants understand what is expected Read more…

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A Failing Grace

February 23, 2014
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A Failing Grace

I wonder if Christ would have refused to construct furniture for a Lesbian couple or anyone else, or if He would have used the opportunity as an entrée into their lives, and they into His.  And I further wonder if He would have favored a law (He seemed so repulsed by law in general) that…

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“Embracing Curiosity” (My monthly gratitude list)

February 19, 2014
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“Embracing Curiosity” (My monthly gratitude list)

Here's my monthly gratitude list, compiled on the 19th of the month, should it be of interest: "We love you, Dad!" messages from my kids. Friends who are willing to discuss instead of preach, to learn as well as teach, to reach out instead of to isolate. Smart jokes. Silly jokes. Clean eye Read more…

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The Gloves Are Off (Forgetting to honor personal power in social media)

February 8, 2014
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The Gloves Are Off (Forgetting to honor personal power in social media)

When I spar with a boxing partner, we're careful to wrap our wrists, and to glove-up because, while we are indeed "fighting" and hoping to "win," we have no desire to actually hurt each other or ourselves.  We have respect for one another--and for the sport--and we desire to bring honor to our power. As…

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40 on 40. Forty things I think I have learned–on my 40th b’day.

January 15, 2014
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40 on 40. Forty things I think I have learned–on my 40th b’day.

As I turn 40, I take a few minutes to reflect on what I think I know, on what I think I have learned. I know one thing for sure: there is so much more to learn (and I can't wait!).  Meanwhile, I share my musings below. I made a list of 40 things I…

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5 Leadership Lessons from the Headlines of 2013

December 31, 2013
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5 Leadership Lessons from the Headlines of 2013

1.  There is a time to speak While the jury is still out (figuratively and literally) on Edward Snowden's decision to make public so many American secrets, the leadership lesson remains: Have the courage to act on conviction even in the face of grave consequence. I am not well enough informed Read more [...]

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Synonyms, Sensations & Symbols (My monthly gratitude list)

December 26, 2013
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Synonyms, Sensations & Symbols (My monthly gratitude list)

Again, I share my monthly gratitude list. Twenty-six things that make me happy on this, the 26th day of December, should they be of interest. (If you'd like to make your own list, I'd love for you to share it in a comment below.) Awaking Christmas morning to emails and WhatsApp messages (with Read more [...]

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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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