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Category Archives: Reflective practice
(Issue #493) Mind Enema
“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” -Ann Bradford Back in the 1990s, my wife and I discovered the Tucson desert, and we met Herb the wrangler. He led us on horseback rides through … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Balance, fitness, inspiration, meditation, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience Tagged awareness, growth, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(Issue #460) Gratitude for the Journey
My background has been my driver, my brake, my accelerator, and my protector. Gratitude is a potent force. It shows appreciation for the actions, words, and considerations of others. In a fast-paced-breaking-news-alert world, we might forget to pause and appreciate … Continue reading
Posted in Gratitude, Life lessons, Reflection, Reflective practice Tagged Gratitdue, self-reflection 1 Comment
(#392) He Made Me A Better Version Of Myself
Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Appreciation, change, coaching, collaboration, collegiality, Community, confidence, conversation, core values, Discipline, ethics, fitness, focus, fortitude, Gratitude, growth, habits, intentionality, life success, Reflection, Reflective practice, Relationship, relevance, resilience Tagged accountability, appreciation, collaboration, consideration, conversation, discipline, fitness, goals, gratitude, motivation, resilience, strength 3 Comments
(#391) Hotdogs, Weak Signals, and Promising Practices
What signals need to be heeded for the future? How can you move “best practices” to “promising practices”? One legend holds that a baseball scorecard salesman introduced the hotdog to the baseball park. The story unfolds in 1905 when Harry … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, creating your future, Critical Thinking, curiosity, habits, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience Tagged awareness, communities of the future, critical thinking, future, patterns, patterns and structures of education, reflective practice, resilience, trends, weak signals 8 Comments
(#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
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Balance, growth, habits, health, intentionality, leadership, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Reflection, Reflective practice, self-efficacy Tagged boredom, burnout, employee retention, employee satisfaction, leadership, mentoring, new employee training, overload, reflective practice, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#326) Where Is Your Focus Space?
It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Choice, Creativity, curiosity, Dreams, inspiration, Reflection, Reflective practice, relevance, responsibility Tagged creativity, curiosity, focus, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, stillness Leave a comment
(#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
Posted in assumptions, authenticity, awareness, collaboration, collegiality, Communication, Connection-Disconnection, intentionality, Life lessons, Mindfulness, Personal growth, problem solving, Reflective practice, Relationship, resilience, teamwork Tagged collaboration, communication, leadership, relationships, resilience, teamwork 1 Comment
(#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
(#305) Listen. Question. Grow.
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” -Epictetus- “Question everything.” -Einstein- Three things conspired to inspire this week’s blog. This past week I traveled to Gainesville, Florida to record … Continue reading
Posted in listening, question skills, Reflective practice, soft skills Tagged listen, observation, question, truth 2 Comments