March 15 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

These lyrics, from Willie Nelson, could be our theme song: “On the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again Here we go, on the road again Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway

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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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January 6 , 2020 /

MIND SET

I’ve wrestled with the notion of “mindset” at least since 2006 when Carol Dweck published Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, February 28, 2006 I would rather have “mind flow” fast or slow, and not have it either fixed, or open,as Dweck suggests.  I understand open is preferred over fixed, especially if you want to

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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December 18 , 2019 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9:19 PM MST the sun  will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the

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November 18 , 2019 /

TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN

Seven days, twenty-four hours. That is 168 hours.  That’s what each of us has every week to use as we choose, and for many, there are others who have provided a “schedule” already filled in, at least partially. When I accepted a one-year contract to be head/CEO of a school in a year of leadership

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