The High School Reunion

Fifty years ago Dakota High School in Winnipeg opened its doors. I became a student there four years later. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the school held recently was cause for a celebration and I became integrally involved with one of the main events. That involvement brought me in touch with a multitude of former grads.

To reconnect with so many people who shared a common bond from our past was a lot of fun and this bond turned ...

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Are You a Good Contact Hitter?

In baseball, contact hitters are batters who hit the ball often. In the real world, contact hitters are people who connect in a meaningful way with others. They are skilled communicators, engaged listeners, and they invest time in building relationships.

It was while playing baseball that I was first referred to as a contact hitter. I wore that label with pride! I did not hit a lot of home runs, especially when I was young, but I did not strike out ...

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Communication

October 28, 2011
Connecting with people is complicated in so many ways because there are plenty of variables at play. The setting makes a difference. Do you connect in the same way when in a social setting, at work, at home or at a funeral? Personalities, comfort levels, age and environment can also make a difference. Can you connect the same way with introverts and extroverts; with detail-oriented people and those who operate using only general parameters and few details; ...

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