Monthly Archives: May 2016

(#314) P2P: Building A Story


Every encounter is a story waiting to happen; a story waiting to be written. This blog has often covered the importance of relationship building. It remains a key feature of my 7Rs model for for student, workplace, and life success. … Continue reading

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(#313) Information Literacy 2.0: WHO Is The WHO Of Your Information?


We need to pay more attention to the sources of our information and  we now need to question whether the sources are real people. A note to my blog followers: This week’s post marks the sixth anniversary for this blog. Thank you … Continue reading

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(#312) Organizational Climate and Culture


Those who don’t understand the importance of relationship building to affect culture change are not leading but simply taking a meandering walk. At the end of this month I’ll address an audience in Austin, Texas on strategies to motivate people … Continue reading

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(#311) Grade Inflation: Have We Arrived In Lake Wobegon?


Grade inflation/distortion has consequences for self-efficacy, self-awareness, and self-competence. For most colleges and universities around the nation, graduation time has arrived. Professors have evaluated the final exams, grades have been submitted, and students anxiously await their grades. Or, more to … Continue reading

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(#310) Plussing + Amplification = Authentic Quality


What can you do this week to plus a situation and amplify someone’s position? Seasoned Improv players understand and regularly use the “Yes, And” strategy. “Yes, And” moves a scene and its players along. “Yes, But” is a scene killer. … Continue reading

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