Monthly Archives: July 2013

(#166) It Takes More than Academics to Succeed in College


I address this week’s blog post directly to college students. If you know one—especially a first-year or first-generation college student— please, pass this along. Nearly two decades ago, a math colleague of mine (Florida State College at Jacksonville, Downtown Campus) … Continue reading

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(#165) Thriving with Change: A Simple Model


Change is cyclical. It repeats, continues, endures, and follows us wherever we go.  Rather than curse it, let’s understand how to thrive with it. Recognizing that we live in a world of profound change is no longer a profound statement. … Continue reading

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(#164) Nurturing the Optimal Experience for Students and Employees


The only thing we are truly sure of is what is in the present. As Leo Buscaglia said years ago, “Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend … Continue reading

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(#163) Foster Civility-Nurturing Gratitude


Make the world a better place this week with one more act of civility and one more act of gratitude. In preparation for an upcoming webinar, I reacquainted myself with some excellent books. Each one has timely—if not “timeless”—strategies to … Continue reading

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