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Category Archives: Personal growth
(#311) Grade Inflation: Have We Arrived In Lake Wobegon?
Grade inflation/distortion has consequences for self-efficacy, self-awareness, and self-competence. For most colleges and universities around the nation, graduation time has arrived. Professors have evaluated the final exams, grades have been submitted, and students anxiously await their grades. Or, more to … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, adjunct faculty, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, college retention, confidence, courage, Dreams, Education, education reform, emotional intelligence, Grit, Integrity, Life lessons, Personal growth Tagged adjunct faculty, college faculty, grade distortion, grade inflation, higher education, integrity, responsibility, self-awareness, self-competence, self-efficacy, teacher evaluations 3 Comments
(#303) Give Your All Stars the Spotlight
Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous. I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, branding, Gratitude, Life lessons, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Reflective practice, retrospective, teamwork, Values and virtues, wisdom Tagged appreciation, authenticity, branding, corporate training, employee recognition, faculty development, goals, gratitude, growth, motivation, passion, public speaking, reflection, remarkable, resilience, staff training, teaching, teaching and learning, team building 1 Comment
(#302) Show Muscles
We can end up doing things that look good, feel good, or make a splash while ignoring the support system behind each of those choices. My trainer, Charles, recently introduced me to a new (for me) exercise in the gym. … Continue reading
Posted in core values, courage, faculty development, fitness, generativity, Gratitude, Integrity, Life lessons, life success, mindset, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Physcial health, Purpose, resilience, Success, wisdom Tagged accountability, core values, courage, fitness, fortitude, gratitude, health, integrity, mindset, motivation, resilience, support, wisdom, work ethic 2 Comments
(#301) Authenticity: What Does It Look Like For You?
As you live your life Please take my cue To thine own self be true In a TEDx talk, psychologist Maria Sirois states, “When we are authentic all of the parts get to exist.” All of our parts get to exist. Often, … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, Dreams, Goals, intentionality, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Purpose, Reflection, Reflective practice, relevance, risk-taking Tagged authenticity, dreams, goals, intentionality, motivation, reflection, regrets, relationships, relevance, resilience, risk-taking 3 Comments
(#298) Do You Have “Hell, Yeah” Goals?
When you establish new goals, consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question: “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, branding, confidence, core values, courage, creating your future, Dreams, fortitude, Grit, growth, habits, life success, Life's purpose, little pleasures, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Relationship, relevance, tenacity Tagged career, career coaching, courage, curiosity, fortitude, goals, joining a team, life coaching, logic, motivation, passion, personal branding, resilience, well-being 24 Comments
(#293) Community Resilience
Maybe we can approach resilience as a condition of not only being adaptable to a disaster but also living and sustaining a healthy life that avoids (or, at least, prepares for) disaster before it happens. Thinking out loud about resilience…. Does … Continue reading
(#290) Life Fitness and Mental Discipline
How do you walk around in something you were born with and not know anything about it or not be aware of what affects it? Charles Bailey With December invariably come thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions—and just as inevitably, the … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Balance, Discipline, fitness, fortitude, Goals, Grit, habits, health, information literacy, mindset, Motivation, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Physcial health, resilience, self-efficacy Tagged awareness, balance, choices, discipline, dreams, goals, integrity, life success, motivation 5 Comments
(#289) On Making Mistakes, Being Ordinary, and Embracing Growth
Accepting mistakes does not mean we condone sloppy work. Acknowledge, take ownership of, and grow from your mistakes and you will definitely not be ordinary. Back in 2008, I selected five of my previously recorded songs, had them burned to … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, blame, growth, lessons reaffirmed, Mindfulness, Motivation, Personal growth, resilience Tagged accountability, blame, errors, growth, mistakes, reslience, vulnerability 4 Comments
(#278) Common Goal-Achieving Challenges
Treat yourself with respect on the way to your goals. Just about one year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Motivation: What Gets You Going—And Keeps You Going?” and I encouraged the readers to identify a motivational best practice … Continue reading
Posted in action, Choice, confidence, courage, Discipline, Dreams, focus, fortitude, growth, habits, life success, Passion, Personal growth, Purpose Tagged balance, challenges, goal-achievement, goal-setting, goals, group think, passion 1 Comment
(#275) What Do You Carry In Your Backpack?
It’s one thing to know we need to shed the extra baggage but it is quite another thing to actually do it. Most often I do not have any idea what my next blog will address. There isn’t any grand … Continue reading
Posted in Balance, Choice, courage, growth, habits, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, resilience, self-regulatory behavior Tagged balance, courage, emotional baggage, physical baggage, resilience, well-being 3 Comments