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Monthly Archives: April 2015
(#257) Sunsets and Sunrises
“You are where I was. And I am where you will be.” This week represents a major life demarcation for me. After 33 years of classroom teaching, I will be retiring from my college. I am not retiring, however, from my … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, assumptions, awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, change, collegiality, effective teaching, Goals, Gratitude, happiness, Integrity, Life's purpose, Mindfulness, Reflection, resilience, retrospective, Success, Teaching Tagged balance, change, life's journey, purpose, reflection, relevance, resilience, retirement, teaching 6 Comments
(#256) Don’t Blame the Bureaucracy, Point to the People
If you can’t or won’t help, just step aside for someone who will do a competent and humane job. When something goes wrong in a big organization, the easy thing to do is blame it on the bureaucracy. Blame the … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, customer service Tagged bureaucracy, customer service, incompetence, poor service 2 Comments
(#255) Did You Make A Difference? How Do You Know?
While this blog post speaks specifically to my teaching colleagues, we can all draw inspiration and clarification when we stop and examine what we do. On my campus, we have two weeks of classes and a week of final exams … Continue reading
(#254) The “Five Ps” of New Employee Mentoring
Does your organization effectively “on-board” new team members? This semester I had a wonderful opportunity to mentor a first-year full-time professor on our campus. And since our campus does not have a formal new faculty mentoring program, we kind of “made … Continue reading