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No Greatness without Goodness

Friends,   Welcome to my sixth quarterly newsletter. In my first newsletter, I wrote about kindness and leadership. My contention was that “kindness and altruism lead to more effective leadership and organization effectiveness.” In this newsletter, I want to take…

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Enabling People to Flourish

Friends, Welcome to the fifth quarterly newsletter from White Pine Mountain, LLC. As most of you know, the subject of “happiness,” as defined by the science of Positive Psychology, has been a key focus of mine for the past 10+…

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Flourishing in the 2nd Half of Life

Friends, Welcome to my 4th quarterly newsletter. Having recently returned from leading a one week course at Canyon Ranch’s Life Enhancement Center in Tucson, AZ entitled “Encore: Flourishing in the 2nd Half of Life,” I thought I would use this…

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Leadership and Happiness Newsletter

Friends, Welcome to my second quarterly newsletter. In the last newsletter, I dealt with the role that being altruistic/kind plays in effective leadership. I would like to stay with the leadership subject in this newsletter by providing a definition and…

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Book Reviews

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

by Patrick Lencioni Summary Notes by Doug Smith [Words in this type of parenthesis are my thoughts, not necessarily the authors.] Teamwork begins with trust and trust requires overcoming our desire for “invulnerability”.  Trust occurs when people feel they can…

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