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Finding Common Ground: Key to Resolving Conflict

Finding Common Ground: Key to Resolving Conflict

So today two Senators from opposing parties found common ground and they came up with a way to have an FBI investigation into the Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kavanaugh. This was a major breakthrough and up to now it did not look like this was a likely outcome. It does not guarantee the right decision…

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Latest Threat to Tribal Sovereignty

In regards to the current controversy regarding the Supreme Court Nominee, I have no comment on the hearing tomorrow except to say that where there is smoke there is fire. And in this case, you have a forest fire that is larger than any we saw last summer. I do have other reasons to vote…

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Tribal Leadership in Turbulent Times

I am a history buff and I enjoy reading about our history and the country as well. Doris Kearns has a new book out called “Leadership in Turbulent Times.” Given that we are in the middle of the election season for a number of Tribal leaders as well as the country as a whole, I…

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Self Discipline: The Key to Success

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My new sports hero is Eliud Kipchoge.  Eliud is a runner from a small village in Kenya which is renowned for its long distance runners. On Sunday, he broke the world record for the Berlin Marathon by 78 seconds which is unheard of. His wins include 7 of the last 8 marathons he has ran…

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How to Have an Effective Meeting

Tribal councils, commissions and other groups that meet within a Tribal work environment often complain about how topics are covered over and over again and there is no resolution or action taken. In some cases, even a year later, an agenda item may still be brought up because no action has been taken and it…

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