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A Heart of Shakespeare

Register for a special offering master class on the art of decision-making, Thursday, May 28 9:30 am-5:30 pm (lunch included) to Friday, May 29 8:30 am-Noon at the Kansas Leadership Center....

Sweat, Hives, Trembling and Cookie Tossing

The presentation was so painful to watch I wanted to crawl under my chair. It was one of those moments where you feel so embarrassed for the speaker you want to hang your own head in shame. I was a reporter, covering the state legislature in Topeka. I can’t remember...

People-Whittling

The work of counseling, coaching and teaching people – asking them to take ownership of their growth and calling them to become more for the world – could be likened to the art of whittling wood. Yes, wood carving. It is work that requires patience,...

Parade Route

There I stood waiting in my dad’s oversized starched white shirt worn like a dress with the tiny buttons in the back. A foam five-point crown on my head and large flashlight gripped in my tiny right hand. Our family parade was about to begin and this year I landed the...

Tell me a story

The guy at the front of the room was unassuming and no-nonsense. No beaming smile, no explanation of the big picture, no ‘here’s who I am and here’s why this stuff matters.’ Just a direct launch into the subject matter: Reading and Understanding Financial Statements....

Grab Your Net

Running through an Illinois country pasture every summer, my cousins and I would chase flittering butterflies as they glided just out of our leaping reach. Crimson fading to auburn and hues of gold separated by distinct black lines. Our grandma taught us to call them...