This school year, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with Innovations for Learning to support literacy in the Boston Public School System.  I’m a literacy tutor for a first grade student in the Joseph Tynan School in South Boston.  My student’s name is Xavier W., and we work together weekly for 30-minutes through TutorMate.  We had…

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Recognition I was very flattered when Andy McCarty, Director of the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) at Northeastern University (N.U.) connected me with Bill Ibelle, a writer at the N.U. News.  Bill was interested in sharing the work Andy facilitates and leads through CAVS with a broader audience.  Bill interviewed…

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Overview Don Frick’s biography of Robert Greenleaf is an exemplary journey through Greenleaf’s life and work.  If you want to know how the expression servant-leadership evolved, from whom, when and why, this is the book for you.  Don does a masterful job relating Greenleaf’s life story in great detail including many (if not all) of…

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Experiments Welcome Here A good friend and colleague (Paul Hutchinson) recently introduced me to an informal group of business leaders, practitioners, concerned citizens and activists who meet monthly to discuss areas of interest and to share personal and professional development opportunities: The Concord Mafia.  We ran into the group’s facilitator (Kim Novick) at a local…

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