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Effective Leaders are Effective Communicators

Effective Leaders are Effective Communicators

| December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Army and in the private sector, the best leaders are also effective communicators. Please note that I did not say great talkers, but communicators. The keys to becoming an effective communicator cannot be taught solely in the classroom or in Army Regulation 25-50.

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Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you?

Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you?

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Capt.) Michael A. McGruder Battalion Chaplain 715th Military Intelligence Battalion 500th MI Brigade SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — As we looked forward to the tradition and celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, a time in which delicacies are prepared with careful hands, as turkeys are stuffed with delight and potatoes are mashed and fluffed in preparation […]

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Luther remembered 500 years later

Luther remembered 500 years later

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five hundred years. It has been 500 years since Martin Luther began what is now known as the Protestant Reformation.

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The Wise and Foolish Builders

The Wise and Foolish Builders

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Capt.) James Choi 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment 25th Combat Aviation Brigade WHEELER ARMY AIR FIELD — An American architect by the name of Frank Lloyd Wright is the architect behind the “Empire Hotel” in Tokyo, Japan. Wright spent 2 whole years on just the basic construction and foundation, an unusually long period of time. […]

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Reflection can also mean P-R-A-Y

Reflection can also mean P-R-A-Y

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When times are hard, we should pray.

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Good leaders push, encourage

Good leaders push, encourage

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ancient wisdom is the best wisdom. St Benedict of Nursia lived over 1,500 years ago, but his famous book, “The Rule” still speaks today. One of the most striking chapters gives timeless wisdom on leadership. Chapter 64 discusses how the head of a monastery, the abbot, is to lead the brethren under his charge and care. Benedict says this: “Let [the abbot] hate ill-doing but love the brethren. In administering correction, let him act with prudent moderation, lest being too zealous in removing the rust he break the vessel.”

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Being vs. seeming generates awareness

Being vs. seeming generates awareness

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Maj.) Jeremy A. Blanford 25th Infantry Division SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A recurring theme in conversation lately has been this concept of personal identity, its various components and our ability to affect change. For the purposes of this conversation, identity is defined by one’s attitudes, beliefs and choices – who we are at our core. […]

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End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a person of faith means viewing oneself as a foreigner living on earth who is journeying to another kingdom.

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Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

To be critical of another person’s character or behavior is probably one of the most natural responses in human relationships.

Often, we live our lives in a type of reaction to the myriad of offenses that might come our way on any particular day.
In fact, being offended means nothing at all, it is a powerless whining that leads the person in a “victim cycle,” giving them a numbing shot of self-righteousness indignation.

Ultimately, no one really cares if you are offended – except maybe you.

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Path to wisdom begins with gratitude

Path to wisdom begins with gratitude

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the summer of 1787, our fledgling nation’s representatives gathered in Philadelphia to work out some suitable national charter.

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