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(Issue #481) No Parental Instruction Manual


They—like so many (all?) parents then and now—had to write their own parenting how-to guide.  A half century later, I am grateful. Today (August 11, 2019) marks the 50th anniversary of my father’s death. He succumbed, at age 56, to … Continue reading

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(Issue #480) Community Building Components


Building community requires that we consider our subject mindfully, hold conversations driven by authentic questions, and then engage in collaboration to do the needed work. Over coffee last week, I participated in a conversation about community with a city leader … Continue reading

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(Issue #479) Lessons by the Numbers


Six short video strategy lessons. This week’s blog evolved from a former student. She reminded me of a guitar metaphor I used in class to highlight six dimensions of growth and resilience. That got me thinking about videos I had … Continue reading

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(Issue #478) A Possibility Conversation


Dig down … why do you remember this and why does it speaks to your soul? Eulogy or résumé virtue? Juxtaposition of experiences leading to a common conclusion. Experience #1 goes back to a challenge I have offered to audiences. … Continue reading

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(Issue #477) Call-Out Culture: Increasing Understanding or Volume?


If you have to name-call, then you have no argument; you have admitted your lack of understanding and/or inability to intelligently debate the issue at hand. One of the byproducts of social media has been the legitimization of a call-out … Continue reading

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(Issue #476) Red Team Analysis


Reaching critically reviewed, dissected, and discussed decisions may require creative thinking about how to do it. Critical thinking, though, is not a synonym for creative thinking. I received a reminder about the simple eloquence of critical thinking during a recent … Continue reading

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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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