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Great leaders: Are personal crucibles a prerequisite?

I’ve been reading the book Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath.  Like one of my favorite business books, First, Break all the Rules  by Curt Coffman and Markus Buckingham, Strengths Finders 2.0 relies on data gathered from extensive Gallup surveys to … Continue reading

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Who are you?

Who are you, if not your job or profession?  I asked myself this question recently, and didn’t have an immediate answer.  It’s easy to say I am an astronomer, or I am my job title, but what am I besides … Continue reading

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Balancing Two Boards

Gemini has two Boards – the Gemini Board from the international partnership agreement and the AURA Board. It’s actually a bit (well, OK a lot) more complicated than this. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is Gemini’s Executive Agency. They collect … Continue reading

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Musings on career paths…

I look younger than I am.   I hear this a lot when people find out (or ask) my age.  People seem surprised to find out how old I am.  I’m never quite sure how to take this, though.  The vain … Continue reading

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One year later …

Well, it’s been a year now since I started this blog.  I thought I should commemorate the occasion by writing something deep and reflective.  The problem is, I’m not very good at deep and reflective. So, you’re stuck with this … Continue reading

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Is project management enough?

I was reviewing some notes from a colleague’s previous class on project management when I came across the following lines that caught my interest: A business or organization cannot survive on project management disciplines alone. Project management is defined as … Continue reading

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