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Expectations and feedback

His total playing time added up to less than a minute, and virtually every second he was on the field, he was the center of attention. Yet, Denver Bronco’s kicker Brandon McManus – who scored 10 of the team’s 24 points – was hardly mentioned in the postgame discussions and gave few, if any, locker room interviews. Why?...


Self determination

One day, long ago, my 4 year old son was crying. He was frustrated, angry, uncomfortable, or whatever – he was crying. In my wisdom, I offered him this solution…then that…then this…then that. No success. So I went back to the first “this.” Why? All my best data and experience convinced me that this is what he wanted…what he needed. He cried louder, his whatevers all in a twist. Then, having exhausted the taller, wiser parent approach, I tried this:...


Reflections on Creating Change

With the success of last year’s Inclusion Series, I started 2016 excited to plan our next installment. Conversations about equity and inclusion are happening all over the country, everywhere from the world of literature to Hollywood. Being a part of that zeitgeist, and bringing practical tools to the nonprofit sector here in Kalamazoo is a great privilege....




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