Entries by Barbara Greene

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Dispatches in the Time of COVID-19: Leave Your Empathy at the Door

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~ George Washington Carver So: You’re wearing a mask and keeping a socially responsible distance. You’re staying safe but taking long daily walks in the nearly empty streets of New York City to keep yourself […]

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Emotions are Stubborn Things, Part 1

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” — John Adams, ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,’ December 1770 By now, as we face the final run-up to the November election, […]

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The Sticky Wicket – It’s getting sticky in here

Any cricket fans out there? I just got a crash course in the game this week and all because I read the book, Made to Stick, and found its contents virally adhesive …but I’ll get to that in a minute. First, I’ll take this opportunity to inaugurate a regular segment of our blog called the […]

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Little Droplets of Humility

“Crisis management is the new black!” A good friend recently shared that revelation with me via email. I had to laugh, not only because I enjoy a witty fashion metaphor, but because I’ve also enjoyed watching crisis management come of age in the public consciousness. Even in this era of distrust and information saturation, people […]