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Category Archives: curiosity
(Issue #612) Five Stand-Out Team Member Behaviors
Look at each of the five behaviors and notice a connecting thread: An on-going sense of curiosity . ~~~~~ An article in Fast Company. “Employee Engagement is Out. Here’s a Better Metric”,(February 8, 2022) describes “five key behaviors that employees … Continue reading
Posted in curiosity, teamwork Tagged employee engagement Leave a comment
(Issue #581) Curiosity
Without curiosity we become a little duller and a little dimmer. Ian Leslie’s book Curious reminds us that to be curious we have to first realize there are things we do not know—which requires us to ask questions about our … Continue reading
Posted in curiosity Tagged awareness, collaboration, resilience 4 Comments
(Issue #511) Voice In Your Ear
What can you learn? How can you grow? Voice in your ear* Hand on your shoulder Have you heard it? Maybe in the morning upon waking or at night when drifting to sleep. Perhaps during the hour of the wolf. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, consideration, Critical Thinking, curiosity, empathy, fear, focus, fortitude, Life lessons Tagged clarity, dreams, inner voice, meditation, mind chatter, mindfulness, self-talk 3 Comments
(#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience
Some will experience a metamorphosis they never dreamed they could attain. Others will quietly walk away. I always looked forward to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, that first day came full of anticipation for me and … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, change, change management, courage, curiosity, emotional intelligence, empathy, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience, tenacity Tagged accountability, action, collaboration, critical thinking, goals, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges
Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Communication, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, leadership, Life lessons, problem solving, Reflection, resilience Tagged aswareness, communication, faculty development, listening, relationships, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 1 Comment
(Issue #483) Think in Reverse
Ask yourself what you need to do to create what you do not want. Wasn’t it Einstein who said that if we keep doing the same thing and expect different results, we’re idiots? Well, I’m sure he didn’t use the … Continue reading
(Issue #464) Food. Family. Farewell.
But we get distracted and believe we can wait to make the connection, lend the hand, or offer a shoulder. There will always be tomorrow . So, we postpone. Last week I learned of the death of a friend’s mother. … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, curiosity, Goals, Gratitude, intentionality, Life lessons, listening, Living a remarkable life, Mindfulness, resilience Tagged accountability, awareness, love, present minded, relationships, resilience 3 Comments
NOTE to my followers. This will be my last post for 2018. Next week in this space you will find my annual end-of-year retrospective. Thank you for following, commenting, and sharing my posts. I appreciate you. May you end … Continue reading
(#447) Resistance Bubbles
How do we get the two groups to the table to capitalize on the 10% they agree on—to start a conversation and maybe educate one another to each resistance bubble’s beliefs and core values? Is this a worthy goal—and, is … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, change management, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, community development, consideration, conversation, curiosity Tagged acceptance, assumptions, awareness, civility, collaboration, communication, community, conversation, curiosity, ideologues, respect 9 Comments
The opportunities to appreciate wisdom exist all around us. Are we mindful? Are we paying attention. Several years ago, on this blog, I wrote the following: Wisdom does NOT necessarily come with knowledge. I know a lot of “educated” people … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, authenticity, awareness, curiosity, Life lessons, vulnerability, wellbeing, wisdom Tagged attention, awareness, intention, listening, mindful, wisdom 1 Comment