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Good CitizenshipThis past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining members of my community in Reading, PA at the Women's Rally, in City Park.  In attending to standing with my ...
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Prof Poll: Career-Driven or Coasting?

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The Practical Prof® Reflects on 9/11 + 15

Reflecting back on September 11, 2001, I see my life clearly delineated as pre-9/11 and post-9/11. In my pre-9/11 experience, my life was essentially fear-less, as in free from fears. After ...
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Orlando

Typically, The Practical Prof's lessons and advice are confined to the workplace arena.  The mass-murders in Orlando require a departure from business as usual. The Prof cannot remain silent on ...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana). I recall seeing this quote for the first time at Dachau Concentration Camp in 2004. I also ...
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Emotionally Unintelligent Restaurateur

Had the pleasure of meeting some dear friends for Burger Night at a local eatery. I don't go out often, but was looking forward to the experience, mostly because of ...
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The Devil IS in the Details!

The misspeak by Senator Clinton about the Reagan’s support of AIDS in the 80’s prompted me to fire off a scathing post on Facebook about how Nancy and President Reagan ...
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One of the rationales being offered for why Alabamans might vote for Roy Moore is that while he doesn't represent their morals, he represents their interests. I find this uncoupling of moral and political leadership unacceptable but it is not new, nor is it proprietary to any political party. There is plenty of "credit" to share (e.g. Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, to name just two) for this degradation of real leadership.

I believe our acceptance of this "leadership light" is responsible for the steady erosion of principled (think Stephen Covey) leadership which has the capacity to create change and sustain values.

Perhaps we need to recommit ourselves to principled leadership and reserve our votes only for those individuals who consistently represent both our moral and political interests.

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For The Record: I find Roy Moore to be an unacceptable candidate for the US Senate because in addition to the allegations of sexual assault of minors, he has a documented history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic behavior.
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