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Monthly Archives: October 2013
(#179) Stop, Reflect, Evaluate
Do you want someone else or something else to determine where you will end up? Is your growth intentional? We just passed the halfway point of the semester on campus. Midterm exams have come and gone. Although students receive continual … Continue reading
Posted in Choice, creating your future, Dreams, Life lessons, lifelong learning, reslience, Success Tagged choice, dreams, future, learning, life goals, life journey, mentors, reflection, student success 2 Comments
(#178) Empowering Our Students
Measuring long-term outcomes instead of only checking off short-term activities will help us with long-term solutions rather than short-term dependency. In education we need to focus on outcomes, empowerment and efficacy. I have often shared with people how the social … Continue reading
Posted in community development, Education, reslience Tagged community development, empowerment, growth, higher education, reslience 1 Comment
(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns
It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading
Posted in leadership, Motivation, Purpose, responsibility Tagged candor, caring, compassion, failure, integrity, leadership, responsibility, student success, success 3 Comments
(#176) Fail Fast, Forward, and Fearlessly
In education, we talk a lot about “best practices”… I propose we get together and talk about what we have done in the classroom that did not work. The “not-so-bright spots.” Not learning from the failure is the lost opportunity. … Continue reading
Posted in Failure, growth, intentional growht, Life lessons, Personal growth Tagged business success, entrepreneur, failure, growth, intentional, startup, success 8 Comments