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A STORY OF RENEWAL

For those who work hard, who work long hours, and are deeply engrossed in a particular job, a common fault seems to be that they do not take time out very often for their own renewal. The missing ingredient may be a plan that includes a commitment to honor the process of renewal and figure

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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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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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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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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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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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