Category Archives: Critical Thinking

Just Believe In Yourself

There are those nights…usually around 2:00 AM…when I’m lying in bed wondering if I ever will be able to succeed. It’s nothing new. Foras long as I can remember…even as a kid…I had these doubts. That’s not to say I … Continue reading

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Patience and Persistence

These two deceptively simple concepts can make a world of difference in how things turn out for someone…including you, dear reader. Yet so many folks can’t seem to wrap their heads around either. I’ll be the first to say that … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a brief exchange of messages with a friend/former student this morning about his current job search. He’s feeling a bit frustrated…it’s been a few months, and nothing yet. I try to be both sympathetic and empathetic. Most of … Continue reading

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Mentoring…“Which Road Should I Take?”

One of my favorite quotes is from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” when Alice, not sure where she was going, asked the Cheshire Cat for directions… “Cheshire Puss…would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from … Continue reading

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Ethics…The “Right” Thing

In the past few weeks, I’ve found myself focusing a lot of thought…and putting words on paper…about ethics and ethical behavior. This is in large part due to my involvement as Ethics Officer for the Tampa Bay Chapter, Public Relations … Continue reading

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Details…Details

Once again I am reminded that my obsession with correctgrammar, spelling and punctuation is NOT shared by all. I’m in the midst of paper-grading for my “Introduction to Organizational Communication” class at The University ofTampa and already have had to … Continue reading

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It’s Around the Corner

Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m an incorrigible optimist. I firmly believe that something good is out there for me…and for you. But we have to go looking for it. It’s not coming to us. I’m not sure when this began … Continue reading

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“This Is Just A Test”

I’ll say it again…”I am totally done with this pandemic.” Grantedwe (Margaret, my wife, in particular) have ramped “precautionary measures” up a few notches. And, to be perfectly honest, I am damned sick and tired of the routine. But I … Continue reading

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Bus-ted!

As Ethics Officer for PRSA Tampa Bay as well as a frequent participant in/contributor to PRSA BEPS programming, and Ethics Committee Chair for the Global Listening Centre, I try to portray the highest standards of ethical conduct practice and encourage … Continue reading

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Just Wear the Damn Mask

I rarely take sides on public issues in this blog (although you’ll find plenty of examples in various newspapers’ “Letters to the Editor” section, especially the Taipei Times and Tampa Bay Times), but this is an exception simply due to … Continue reading

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