November 30 , 2019 /

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

“The nature of change itself seemed to have changed in recent years. It was becoming obvious: we need to think and act differently.”   Janet Ford & Rick Walters, “Managing Dynamic Change” As I conclude another decade of working with people and organizations in designing and implementing change, here are twelve lessons learned and suggestions for

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November 21 , 2019 /

A HARSH COLLISION WITH REALITY

I saw this phrase recently which struck me at the time and then stayed with me. That caused me to think more about it, so here a few of those thoughts: “… a harsh collision with reality.”   I wondered how we can see things as they are without altering the perception according to ill-informed opinions

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October 25 , 2019 /

TEN IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR EDUCATORS

Reflecting on a long and continuing career as a professional educator, here are 10 lessons I consider among those that are important.  Understanding this part of the definition of “important” may help: “likely to have a profound effect on success, survival, or well-being.” This doesn’t mean there aren’t more lessons.  These are some of mine,

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September 13 , 2019 /

ONE PHONE CALL

I was trying to get information for a national organization’s conference coming up in February, 2020.   Frustrated with the lack of up to date information on their web site, I thought about what I wanted to say and why and then picked up my phone to call.  The response was that they were too busy

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July 27 , 2019 /

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

At dinner recently one of our daughters was talking about driving faster than the speed limit with her 12 year-old son reminding her she was “breaking the law” and daughter defended herself by saying she knew that if she got a speeding ticket she would have to pay the “consequences.”    I found that interesting enough

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June 20 , 2019 /

YES, VIRGINIA, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Leading and managing change in a world of complexity, there is simply no road map, recipe or formula for success.  Alli Polin is right when she says, “Honestly, everyone, even the most seemingly confident person, is figuring it out as they go. You’re not alone.” Janet Ford and Rick Walters, in their publication “Managing Dynamic

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