The Crandallabra

Delightful Ideas & Sparks of Interest

Finding Real Reasons to Celebrate at Work

Tonight we’ll see a Supermoon, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1982 and won’t see again until 2033. Tonight the moon is at its closest annual point to the Earth in its orbit, making this full moon appear brighter and bigger. Tonight there

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Daily Adventures and the Frontier Spirit

I’m a Garrison Keillor fan who grew-up listening to A Prairie Home Companion. I still like listening to stories about Lake Wobegon’s residents, each full of humor and rich humanity. There are many excellent stories in the Lake Wobegon canon, and my favorite is “Alaska.”

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It’s September. Start Your Story.

The beginning of the school year holds a tiny bit of magic. It’s the same magic that can be found at the beginning of a story – a good one with a beginning, middle, and an end. The arc of this good story has a

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Accountable and Accountability

Accountability and accountable are very popular words in business today. After a conversation with a colleague about his direct reports, I realized that he was using these words interchangeably and creating confusion in his team. Accountable: adjective: subject to giving an account, answerable; I held

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An Odd Secret About Leadership

A master’s student recently interviewed me for a paper he’s writing.  He is writing a case based on his experience as a head of a small private school and the leadership dilemmas he faced, and he wanted my take on what the antagonist in the

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