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Glen is a social worker and supervisor for Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services in West Tennessee. He leads professionals and volunteers to help families be their best. Connect with Glen on Twitter and Facebook.
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Why Your Most Important Role Is So Important

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I did this exercise on the spur of the moment: I started typing the roles I have that I am most passionate about. The top two were spontaneous and have no official relevance in my work whatsoever: Teacher truth-teller organizer leader father friend social worker minister What is the title you hold, the role you » Read More

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Restraint in a New Era of Responsibility

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The tragic wake of the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School started in Newtown, Connecticut, but rushed over the rest of the nation as story after story in the media brought the local horror to a grand stage. The loss is so sad, the act is so reprehensible, and the implications are far-reaching. Cries for » Read More

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Responsiveness in the New Era of Responsibility

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Consider the state of Tennessee, where I live. 932 deaths occured by suicide, a rate of 14.7 per 100,000, in 2010. This is an improvement since 2008 but it represents too many losses that were totally preventable. Consider the case of Adam Lanza who perpetrated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It appears that he » Read More

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Respect in a New Era of Responsibility

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Recent events in the news indicate a need for a new era of responsibility. Lance Armstrong is the latest hero to have fallen in the public arena. In his television interview with Oprah the world discovered that he won his Tour de France title and Olympics bronze medal in cycling while using various performance-enhancing drugs » Read More

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Three R’s in the New Era of Responsibility

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It is time for a new era of responsibility, in life, in leadership, in hope for human kind. There will be three aspects of responsibility in this new era: Respect for the power we each have at our fingertips. Influence, a voice, tools to build with, position, and access can all be used to destroy. » Read More

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A Leader on the Line

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I was co-captain of the drum line in high school marching band my junior year. In that leadership role, I was looked up to by my fellow drummers to lead the way in music and marching; I was literally looked down on from the observation tower by our director, who expected me to keep the » Read More

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The Duty, the Dream, and the Difference

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  There is a graveyard of dreams out there, where abandoned ambition has breached its hull on bare rocks and run aground, never to be sea-worthy again. But we aren’t going there. No, the conversation I hope to have is a little more nuanced than that. There are the doldrums of duty, in which the » Read More

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Watch Wisdom Work

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Great leaders are like excellent chefs. A little bit of this, a pinch of that; a touch of this, a whole lot of that, then… great things happen! When leadership is at its most effective and impressive, it is because of the element of wisdom. Evangelist Doug Klinedinst said, “The thing that makes wisdom wise, » Read More

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