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(Issue #475) Purposeful Relationships Require Deliberative Efforts


Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading

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(#450) Respectful Relationships


Respectful relationships help build lasting, meaningful, accepting, loving, nurturing, and sustaining communities. As I wrote Community as a Safe Place to Land, I had the opportunity to speak with transformational people in communities from Savannah, Georgia to Celebration, Florida.  Each … Continue reading

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(#384) Without Relationships What Do You Have?


These bureaucrats failed to establish a basic, meaningful, and respectful relationship with us. My latest appearance on The Morning Show (TV 4) in Jacksonville, FL explored a strategy to examine life goals: The Second R.E.A.D. The video of the week clip below … Continue reading

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(#319) Relationships and Leadership


The demagogic hot head may catch attention—for a while. But soon he will burn his staff out. Relationships. The concept keeps appearing in one way or another. If we fail to pay attention to the importance of authentic human connections, … Continue reading

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(#132) Relevance, Relationships, and Rainbows


As a teacher I can excite, energize, and educate. But can anyone really motivate another person? I have been preparing for a webinar I will be facilitating for Innovative Educators (January 29, 2013) on the topic of student motivation.  Even … Continue reading

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(#76) Building Transformative Relationships


And as I read the book, it occurred to me that we can apply Kawasaki’s principles just as readily to the classroom as to the marketplace; just as effectively to personal relationships as to corporate politics. This weekend—in between grading essays … Continue reading

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(Issue #609) Never Stop Looking for What’s Not There


As you look down the road, what don’t you see?What confounds you?What is absent that, once present, will make your community a more compassionate space. ~~~~~ His words made me sit up in my chair and write a post-it note … Continue reading

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(Issue #607) Who Are Your  Coffee-Cup People?  


We have to be mindful and reach out to those whose values and virtues help build a nurturing, dependable, responsible, friendly, brotherly (sisterly), courageous, hopeful community with high expectations. ~~~~~ In the fall of 2002, I traveled to San Antonio, … Continue reading

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(Issue #596) Caregiver or Care Taker?


Caregivers have clear boundaries and limits.Care takers do not—and the results can be heartbreaking. ~~~~~ In his book, The Anger Solution: The Proven Method for Achieving Calm, and Developing Healthy, Long-Lasting Relationships, John Lee distinguishes between boundaries and limits. Two … Continue reading

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(Issue #583) The 7Rs and Public Health


Public health is a community good that connects each of The 7 Rs. |How can we remain good stewards for our community? Over the eleven-year history of this blog, seven values have repeated themselves. The same seven interrelated concepts provided … Continue reading

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