Category Archives: Training

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

I find myself mentioning this talk often. I think it’s worth your time.

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An Ever-Changing Map: Why the House said No to LaVista Hills (and how they got around it).

As a follow up to a shorter post on the LaVista Hills proposal, here is a partial transcript from the official video of Day 39 in the Georgia House of Representatives with an introduction (Video: Day 39 PM PT2). This was the … Continue reading

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Like Riding a Bike: Technical and Customer Service Skills

It’s often said that people are hired for technical skills and fired for people skills. That’s not entirely accurate, but it is true that people are fired for having a disconnected between the two. There has to be a strong … Continue reading

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Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group: “Ten Pretty Good Rules”

A list of “Ten Pretty Good Rules” from the Fellows of the Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. Never argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference! Observe everything; admire nothing! It’s easier to obtain forgiveness … Continue reading

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When Change Doesn’t Make Sense and Why it Should

Nearly everyone experiences the frustration of unexpected change. Patterns of life and work flow are often interrupted by innovations that don’t make sense. Everything from software and TV remotes to roadways and voting locations. Change typically comes without much explanation and … Continue reading

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Principles Set in Stone: What LaVista Hills Can’t See

There was just one thing the House sub-committee said was “set in stone” and Senator Fran Millar of Dunwoody decided to show them it didn’t matter by pushing that stone further into Tucker and all the way down Livsey Road. He … Continue reading

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Fathers Still Matter

In the United States, 24 million children, one out of three, grow up in homes without their biological father.  One of the best ways to strengthen society is to keep fathers in the lives of their children.  When you diminish … Continue reading

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