Tensions

There are inherent tensions that naturally exist within any organization. Identifying these tensions and how they are resolved can be a useful tool to discover an organization’s values. If you are in a leadership position in the organization, this tool can be used to adjust and move the organization in a direction that is more …

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Random or Ordered Selection

Go to the store and you stand in line to checkout. Go to the bank or post office and you take a number and wait for your number to be called. Apply for a passport or to adopt a child and you wait your turn. All of these are first-come first-served systems, and dare I …

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Meaningful Contributions

The last few weeks have been some dark moments for the ultrarunning world and it’s left a bad taste in my mouth. Lots of armchair quarterbacking and just plain nasty disrespectful commentary, especially on the big blogs. I am all for people speaking up and sharing their opinion. In fact, I started this blog in …

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My Last Waldo

Brief report on the August 17 Waldo 100K. We had a 108 finishers at the 2013 Waldo 100K at Willamette Pass Ski Resort in Oregon this past weekend. This was one more than our previous high of 107 in 2010. With 137 starters, the finishing rate was 79% We saw a new men’s course record …

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A Nice Saturday Run in Tennessee

Guest Post by Alan Abbs, a.k.a. White Trash Midnight Saturday morning, and I was well on my way to Hohenwald- the signs even said so. We were over 40 hours into “The Last Annual Volunteer State Road Race”, a 500k race from the Northwest to the Southeast corners of Tennessee, and I was hoping to …

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