Freemasonry is steeped in history and ritual, but this doesn’t mean Masons lack a sense of humor (although I know a few whose faces would probably crack if they smiled). To demonstrate Masons do indeed have a sense of humor, I sent out a request over the Internet for some humorous anecdotes pertaining to the […]
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BRYCE ON BUSINESS Common sense is no longer common in the work place (and some lessons for Masonic Lodges). Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Probably the main reason why Scott Adams’ “Dilbert” comic strip enjoys the popularity it does is because it […]
BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What is more important, the institution or our vanity? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. As a follow-up to my recent column on “Do Just One Thing,” I want to describe another problem involving nonprofit organizations, and that is “Chasing […]
BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What can be done to rebuild declining nonprofit institutions? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send Tim a request. When I travel around town these days, I often run into old friends and neighbors who know my background regarding nonprofit organizations (I served on […]
Pursuant to my recent article titled, “Has Freemasonry Lost its Luster?“, I received several comments regarding the piece, including one from Brother Jacques Huyghebaert, PGM from the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic. He liked my article and shared with me his outgoing Annual Report & Valedictory Address as Grand Master, a very illuminating read. […]
As a Freemason who has had more than one run-in with with Grand Masters, I have become a lightning rod for others who are no longer satisfied with the institution, both in and outside of my jurisdiction.
BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY Can an old dog learn new tricks? Freemasons have always been proud to boast, “We’re the original fraternity,” an acknowledgement of our roots in antiquity. Since then, many other fraternities have emerged, particularly in the nineteenth century, many of which are based on Masonic customs. Aside from college fraternities, there are the […]
BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT Learn to avoid the whiners. Like many of you, I belong to several civic and industrial nonprofit organizations. I always find it amusing to see the elders of such organizations criticize the current slate of officers. Inevitably, you hear, “That’s not how we did things in my day.” They then go on […]
BRYCE ON SOCIALIZATION Instead of watching TV, attend a meeting. I’ve been bumping into a lot of younger people lately; young men in their early to mid-20’s who have been asking me for advice on a variety of issues as they begin their careers. Basically, I tell them to start a life insurance policy, write […]
Also as a follow-up to my last article I was asked why it seemed only a handful of people always carried the workload of a Lodge. This is not uncommon and is found in everyday life as well. It is commonly referred to as the 80/20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who observed […]