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(Issue #591) Offering a Question or a Judgment?
We do not start the dialogue discounting the other person…. I’ve written before about the importance of authentic questions and the power of epistemic curiosity. They inextricably connect to one another and lead to sustained cognitive effort to learn and … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, Communication, listening Tagged collaboration, community, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #561) Age and Wisdom: Questions For Your Consideration
Circumstances change. Does wisdom and the vessel of that wisdom change as well? Katherine Esty’s EightySomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness and John Leland’s Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged aging and wisdom, life experiences, resilience, wisdom 3 Comments
(Issue #531) Questioning Normal
What is it? What was it? Will it return? And maybe more importantly, should it return as it was? During the last four months, certain words and phrases have become commonplace references. Like: Abundance of caution Crazy times Essential Flattening … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons 4 Comments
(#457) Responsibility: Important Questions to Consider
This week’s blog post draws on the fifth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Act with RESPONSIBILITY toward others and ourselves. Our personal dreams and challenges give us direction. Our actions (or inaction) create our reality. The … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, action, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Goals, Life lessons, responsibility Tagged action, critical thinking, dreams, goals, problem solving, responsibility 1 Comment
(#333) Questioning Risk
It’s OK to go into uncharted and murky waters. Diving in headfirst is optional. When you think of the concept of “risk,” what comes to mind? For some it may be bold and reckless venturing into the future. It could … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Critical Thinking, decision making, Life lessons, risk-taking Tagged critical thinking, decision making, risk-taking 1 Comment
(#305) Listen. Question. Grow.
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” -Epictetus- “Question everything.” -Einstein- Three things conspired to inspire this week’s blog. This past week I traveled to Gainesville, Florida to record … Continue reading
Posted in listening, question skills, Reflective practice, soft skills Tagged listen, observation, question, truth 2 Comments
(#144) College Retention and Persistence: Ask the Correct Questions
Before we can solve a problem we have to ask the right questions. Today I facilitated a workshop session at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience. We examined why students stay in college and why they might leave … Continue reading
Posted in college retention, customer service Tagged college retention, customer service, student success 1 Comment
(#54) College Completion: Asking the Right Questions
While in Austin, Texas last week, I took part in a focus group conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thirteen invited guests, along with the facilitator, explored the question of how to increase community college persistence/graduation rates. For … Continue reading
Posted in Post-secondary success 1 Comment