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Have you heard the one about the Interrupting Cow?

Last week we discussed some of your big goals.  If you want to make headway on these goals, you need, you guessed it- time!  And not just five minutes here and there; you need consistent blocks in your schedule dedicated … Continue reading

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Plan Nothing and Go Nowhere

Alice:  Would you tell me please which way I ought to go from here? Cheshire Cat:  That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice:  I don’t much care where. Cheshire Cat:  Then it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Slaying Your Time Management Demons

What’s your problem? No, really.  What is getting in the way of successfully taking ownership over your time and indeed, your life? It could be one of many things, including: Goal Setting:  I’ve had the same goal on my list … Continue reading

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Busy is NOT a Contest

Today begins a multi-part blog series on one of my favorite topics- TIME MANAGEMENT!  (No seriously, it really is). But first some parameters for your consideration…  Busy is not a contest. I’m sure you have witnessed this phenomenon: Employee 1:  … Continue reading

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Generation Advocacy, Not Apathy

I have a lot of favorite 4-H events and programs.  Usually it’s whichever one I’m at currently.  However, over time 4-H Day at the Capitol (DATC) has become special to me as it has evolved into a tangible representation of … Continue reading

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When Super Smart People Can’t Get the Job Done

If you haven’t already had this experience, be prepared- you will. A new project, program, initiative, etc. is proposed and a team is gathered to address.  The best and the brightest are put together to solve all the problems of … Continue reading

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County Events: Quick Links!

If your County has not already held County Events, it is rapidly approaching!  With that in mind here are a few resources which might help your youth and volunteers in preparing: Do a Visual Presentation 4-H Presentation Manual (California 4-H) … Continue reading

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Firefighter Certification Complete

Welcome back to our last installment of our multi-part series on Larry Dressler’s “Standing Outside the Fire.” You may remember, previously we discussed: Step 1: Stand with Self-Awareness Step 2: Stand in the Here and Now Step 3: Stand with … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave of Conflict

Welcome back to part 3 on our multi-part series on Larry Dressler’s Standing in the Fire. You may remember in previous installments we began discussing a six-step strategy for facilitating high-conflict meetings. Previously we discussed: Step 1: Stand with Self-Awareness … Continue reading

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Being Present with an Open Mind

This week continues our multi-week series discussing Standing in the Fire by Larry Dressler, and in particular the specific steps he outlines for facilitating high-conflict meetings successfully.  Last week, you may remember, we addressed Step 1:  Stand with Self- Awareness. … Continue reading

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