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Speaking Up on Kansas

Dixie Russell What’s on the minds of Kansans? A lot actually. They are concerned about everything from access to good-paying jobs to diminishing water resources, declining work ethics and reductions in funding for public education. Some see the state largely heading...

The Winter Journal: Answering the Call

Rabbi Harry R. Richmond is pictured on the cover. Leading is something that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere. For many of us, the biggest question is how well we recognize and take advantage of the occassions where our leadership can make a difference, especially when...

What becomes possible with a few basic coaching skills?

Julia Fabris McBride Have you ever found yourself in a position where you wanted to help another person learn, grow or reach a goal? Of course you have! It happens almost every day, right? Someone you work with, or volunteer with, or live with wants to reach a goal,...

Beyond Crossed-Out Lines

It can be hard to move beyond familiar cadences. Arriving on K-State’s campus for class every Thursday I’m greeted by the sounds of the K-State marching band. A familiar cadence — rhythmic beats matching a steady tempo. Predictable. Much like the amount of items...

‘Crazy busy’ vs. leadership

REALIZING LIMITS CAN POINT THE WAY FORWARD Note: A version of this column appears in the Fall 2013 issue of The Journal. My college friend Tom Roesler (blogger, K-State staffer and entrepreneur) has been on a crusade to help people slow down and get a grip on the...

Behind the story: Seeing Topeka through a new lens

Editor’s note: Read Sarah Caldwell Hancock’s community profile of Topeka and learn “9 Things Every Kansan – and Kansas Community – Can Learn From Topeka” in the Spring issue of The Journal. Nancy Johnson, executive director of the Community Resources Council, is an...