Monthly Archives: June 2016

(#318) Bigger, Shinier, Newer Not Necessarily Better


Maybe I can help start a small movement for change in the big box. Until March of this year, I belonged to a small, unobtrusive, not fancy, neighborhood beach gym. For eighteen years. Like Cheers, everyone knew your name. A … Continue reading

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(#317) Finding Your Passion Is Just The Beginning


Once we discover what we feel is our passion (or at least, our interest that could become a passion), the work has only begun.  One day in class, a thirty-something student raised her hand to ask a question about my … Continue reading

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(#316) Process, Trust, And Organizational Growth: An Optimistic Approach


Trust is what teams, students, teachers, employees and leaders need in order to challenge the process on the way to a better answer.   Earlier this week I stumbled upon some notes from a meeting I attended more than two … Continue reading

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(#315) Play Your Song, Now


What song lives in you? I had the opportunity to listen to Kai Kight speak this past week in Austin, Texas. He titled his thoughts “Composing Your World.” Using his violin and stories from his journey, he poignantly drove home … Continue reading

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