July 23 , 2020 /

POLITICS OF CHANGE

From the Consulting page on my web site, this: “There are two kinds of change, planned and unplanned. While the former is more desirable, it’s not always possible. When planned change can be anticipated there are specific steps to ensure that the most effective and successful change is implemented. When change that is precipitated by

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July 13 , 2020 /

NOT SO FAST

There are many conversations going on at every level about going back to school.  So much is uncertain, insecure, unknown that it’s hard to make a wise and sound decision.  No one wants to start it up only to have to shut it down later although there seem to be those who are willing to

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March 2 , 2020 /

LESSONS LEARNED BUILDING A BARN

When we moved to the River House in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in 2005, we found ourselves with a wonderful house on the banks of the Chama River which we remodeled completely. It was about a mile south of the village and Georgia O’Keefe’s studio.  When we surveyed the entire property I thought we needed a

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February 12 , 2020 /

TRANSFORMING K-12 SYSTEMS

No one said it would be easy and a number of people have made various suggestions, many of which ended up with tweaks around the edges. Much about the system, the delivery and the environments remain too much the same and are not engaging the majority of students in meaningful learning experiences.   Part of the

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January 21 , 2020 /

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

The bumper sticker message is clear. It does not ask a question. It’s in the imperative and requires a choice or a response. You may or may not choose to lead. You may or may not choose to follow the leader. If you wish to be neither a leader nor a follower then the message

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January 10 , 2020 /

BUILD

Carla Silver, a friend and colleague, Executive Director of Leadership and Design, (www.leadershipanddesign.org) chose her #OneWord2020 and it is BUILD. While it may not come as a great surprise to those who know Carla and her team’s work at L+D, that word BUILD connected with my #OneWord2020 TIME in ways I had not imagined. One

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