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Daring to Serve

I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore “You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that.” – Samuel Beckett “Life is either a...

Atychiphobia – Fear of Failure

“Failure is not an option” – Gene Krantz (Chief Flight Director during the Apollo 13 crisis) “You must accept that you might fail: then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a...

Broadband Leadership Webinar Series

Illinois Extension’s Local Government Education program has, for over a year, partnered with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Illinois Office of Broadband, and the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, in outreach aimed to extend critical...

Learn the Signs, Act Early

The Covid 19 virus has resulted in many parents and educators concerned that our children have lost a year academically because of school and other closures.  As a response to those concerns, the Illinois Ambassadors of the “Learn the Signs, Act Early” program (an...

The Life of Your Business – the Business of Your Life

Sometime ago, I came up with a slogan I used for several talks I gave to local business groups – “For the Life of Your Business and the Business of Your Life”.  I thought it was a clever play on words that I could use as a tool to get across my main message.  I found...

Aviation Programs at SWIC

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Keith Mueller, the Aviation Coordinator at Southwestern IL College. We were interested in the status of Aviation and Aviation Education in our region. Keith – “I’m a strong supporter of aviation education and skill...
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