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Peter Koehler

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The Defiant Power of the Human Spirit

A Post-Election Reflection On Moving Forward

Preface

I almost didn’t post this.

Since the election, I’ve found myself writing down some reflections, in an attempt to clear my mind and gain perspective.

Mostly it has been a personal exercise, but I thought perhaps I could stitch together my disparate thoughts into something worth sharing.

But by the time I . . .

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November 23, 2016

The Jam Strategy

Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.

A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.

When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.

She asked her . . .

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July 24, 2016

Ask. Be Specific. Be Quiet.

I was listening to Ezra Klein interview lobbyist Tony Podesta.

Ezra asked Tony to share advice with people who wanted to lobby their congressperson or advocate for their cause. Tony's advice:

"Don't forget to make sure they know what you want. You've got to make an ask."

This sounds so . . .

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February 22, 2016

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

See what I did there? 

If you're not used to repetition, it can feel strange.

But do not fear the repetition!

Often, it takes 3, 4, 8, 10, 20 times before a message begins to resonate with the people you are trying to . . .

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February 17, 2016

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