What to Do When You’re Told to Lie or Cheat

What to Do When You’re Told to Lie or Cheat

“Have you ever been pressured to do something unethical at work?”  he asked me. I nodded.  “Yes”. “What were you pressured to do?” he further prodded. This past Fall, I met with several student groups at Michigan universities.  I...
6 Lessons Learned From a Year in Toastmasters

6 Lessons Learned From a Year in Toastmasters

“There are only two types of speakers in the world: 1) The nervous; and 2) Liars.”               — Mark Twain Most people fear public speaking.  Thankfully, I’m not one of them though it wasn’t always that way.  I credit much of my confidence in...

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. — Mark Twain

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Does a College Degree Matter Anymore

Does a College Degree Matter Anymore

“There is no correlation between success at university and success in careers.” A university degree is no longer a prerequisite for getting “a foot in the door,” says Ernst & Young.  Instead, the firm believes it will be able to identify...

Culture and the Individual

The more I travel, the more people I meet who carry different perspectives on life.  The more perspectives I become exposed to, the more possibilities I see in ways to move forward in my own life, work, and relationships.   As I continue to expose my way of life to...

An Ambassador from the United States

Most people around the world don’t hate the U.S. and they don’t hate Americans.  There are people around the world who have been adversely affected by the actions of American foreign policy in one way or another or simply have sympathy for people who have been...