BRYCE ON LIFE Do we use this as an opportunity to reason and discuss? During this past Thanksgiving holiday, we were admonished by several talking heads on television not to discuss politics at the dinner table in order to maintain peace and harmony. I vehemently disagree as I see this as more … [Read more...] about Politics at the Dinner Table
Tim Bryce - Freemasonry from the Edge
Freemasonry from the Edge - Tim Bryce brings a commanding presence of Masonic Leadership and wisdom on all aspects of the fraternity from the day to day operation of a lodge to the underpinnings of living the meaning of Masonry.
BRYCE ON LIFE - Do we make too much out of them? I have always been fascinated with our use of suffixes in names, such as "Senior" or "Junior." I look upon the use of such monikers as a desperate cry for attention. Years ago I had a friend who put "Senior" after his name on business cards. Knowing … [Read more...] about Our Fascination with Name Suffixes
BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - "The longer you delay admitting a mistake, the more expensive it will be to correct." - Bryce's Law Nobody likes to admit making a mistake. We tend to believe it makes us look bad in the eyes of our coworkers, friends and particularly the boss. It's a real test of our … [Read more...] about Admitting a Mistake
BRYCE ON LIFE - Some suggestions. For several years, the Gallup organization has been monitoring and measuring morality in our country. One glaring statistic always jumps out at me, specifically Americans believe morality is in decline and our values are changing. There may be several causes for … [Read more...] about Promoting Morality
I first wrote this article for FreemasonInformation.com back on March 11th, 2007. We tried it in my own Lodge shortly thereafter with remarkable results. The Craft was able to voice their opinions in a controlled environment, thereby stimulating participation and attendance, and helped officers … [Read more...] about Bryce’s Masonic Planning Seminar
I haven't attended Lodge in quite some time, at least a year and a half. This is quite unusual for someone who devoted his first fifteen years actively participating in Lodge affairs, not just my own, but at the district, zone, and state level. I stopped going when it became blatantly obvious … [Read more...] about Why I No Longer Attend Lodge
BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - "Nobody is driving officer, we're all in the back seat." I recently read an interesting survey made by the Gallup organization titled, "Obsolete Annual Reviews: Gallup's Advice" (Sep 28, 2015), which studied how cognizant workers are of their assigned duties and … [Read more...] about The Perils of not Knowing Your Responsibilities
Some Freemasons question why I post management topics in this forum. They find it difficult to understand what can be achieved by writing on such topics. I do so because I believe there are a lot of Freemasons who can learn from the world of management. To illustrate, consider the works of W. … [Read more...] about “Win/Win” – the mark of a true Fraternity.
BRYCE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT - and all other Law Enforcement Officers (LEO). How can we show our appreciation? To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Law enforcement officers (LEO) have had a rough year. Between their normal duties and responsibilities, which vary … [Read more...] about Support Your Local Sheriff
BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Does your Lodge operate as a team or as a group of individuals? To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. INTRODUCTION As you travel around corporate America these days, you hear a lot about "teams"; that groups, departments or whole divisions … [Read more...] about Individualism versus Teamwork