Category: General Ruminations

Recent thoughts and happenings

How, Then, Will I Lead – Cohort 2

How, Then, Will I Lead – Cohort 2

In January, 2020, the second group of Nebraska Synod, ELCA leaders wrapped up their participation in this advanced leadership development program created by Shrinking Borders LLC. They reported coming away with leadership gifts including a deeper self-awareness, a new network of friends and coaches, and new tools for leading their congregations.

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Antarctica

Antarctica

I had the amazing blessing to visit Antarctica accompanied by my daughter in January, 2019. It was amazing, surreal, and one of the most special experiences of my life. The trip was on National Geographic Orion — and I couldn’t recommend anything more highly. The experience, the naturalists, the quality of the crew and service […]

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Blessed to have health insurance

I had an unplanned run-in with a surgery room last week for an emergency appendectomy. The care was great, the hospital experience could not have been better given the circumstances. I don’t know what it will all cost. A lot, I’m sure. But I’m one of the fortunate – having health insurance as a result […]

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Overview of Spiral Dynamics

For a very brief, and I hope accessible, look at the evolution of value systems in the framework of Spiral Dynamics, I invite you to review A Peek at Spiral Dynamics.  This is a synthesis of information from a variety of sources, but mostly from my own education in this by my friends Carol Hunter and […]

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The Retirement is Official

Last Friday was my last day in the office at Union Pacific. It was a great place for a second career. I learned and incredible amount, especially by watching the leadership of the current Chairman, Jim Young. He totally changed the feel and performance of the company. The last two years were best ever in […]

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