Category Archives: intentionality

(#375) Capacities for Community Growth and Resilience


A community needs to be vigilant; to continuously deepen and develop capacities for sharing, cooperating, and growing. Last week, we looked at the broad topic of community—factors that define, foster, and hinder it. Let’s drill down a bit. Have you … Continue reading

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(#361) Where’s My Trophy?


How would you develop a meaningful and effective employee recognition program? What represents “average” and what looks like “excellent” at your workplace? Transformational leaders understand the importance of timely, authentic, and meaningful employee recognition.   The leader knows her people … Continue reading

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(#358) “I Don’t Want To Burn Out”


How can we raise our awareness, question our assumptions, and create meaningful actions for improvement? One researcher found that 29% of American employees say they thrive in their jobs (or 71% do not thrive).  A study out of the Stanford … Continue reading

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(#343) Reflect, Remove, And Replace: Focus On The Space


All of us have experienced times when one or more of the slices, sectors, segments, or spaces of our lives no longer seem to serve us. All of us are multi-dimensional beings.  One wellbeing model divides our lives into six dimensions. When … Continue reading

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(#320) No Need To Be An Island


Regardless of your calling or situation, collaboration and communication are powerful forces. There is no need to be an island.* One aspect of teaching that I enjoyed was that each time I entered the room with my students, I could … 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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(#313) Information Literacy 2.0: WHO Is The WHO Of Your Information?


We need to pay more attention to the sources of our information and  we now need to question whether the sources are real people. A note to my blog followers: This week’s post marks the sixth anniversary for this blog. Thank you … Continue reading

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