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February 16 , 2019 /

FROM HERE TO THERE

Many career decisions are also life decisions but not all life decisions have to do with careers. The question to entertain is, “What’s next?”  What should be next is an assessment of where you are at the moment with relationships, with emotions, with health and life style and with financial resources. The bigger question is

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February 11 , 2019 /

THE SPIRIT OF LEADERSHIP: TEN CHARACTERISTICS

The “spirit” of outstanding leaders can be seen, heard and felt in at least the following ten ways.  These behaviors of excellent  leadership are confirmed through experienced, successful leaders who have earned the respect of their colleagues and their peers.  You may know some people who exhibit these qualities on a regular, sustained basis. 1

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February 1 , 2019 /

CRITICAL CHANGES

A friend responded to my previous post by asking me what changes I thought were most critical.  My first inclination was to respond with a question, something like, that depends, “What concerns you the most?”  I figured that was avoidance on my part and since that person was asking me for what changes I would

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January 30 , 2019 /

CHANGE AT WARP SPEED

Change is inevitable and universal.  It is not a matter of whether or not we wish to change.  It is rather how we wish to design and implement change and how we respond to change that we do not control. Whether your concerns are about an individual, an organization, a community or a country, nothing

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January 25 , 2019 /

RETIRE

(Fisk obtained the copyright for the sleepy boy and slogan “It’s time to retire” in 1910. The ad is from 1922.) Those of us who write, whether for pleasure or profit, have been encouraged to write what we know.  I’ve taken that to heart numerous times and the words come forth, sometimes with great effort,

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January 20 , 2019 /

TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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January 16 , 2019 /

BACKWARDS BICYCLE

First, watch this 8 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0 What this illustrates about people and organizations, such as schools, is how challenging it is to take on something entirely new and different.  Rewiring our brains in order to think and do different is not as easy as we might think.  Letting go of what we know and

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January 11 , 2019 /

SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”  Attributed to Mark Twain In the past few weeks, as I have continued my work and enjoyed a number of conversations with school

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January 6 , 2019 /

BEHAVIORAL ADJUSTMENTS

This is a recycled post from a year ago and I trust it still resonates with purpose and meaning.  Slightly revised, here it is for your consideration.  Many people seek to make adjustments in a new year and I consider these well worth the investment. Whether at work, at home or out in public, here

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