Category Archives: responsibility

(#377) Your Future Self


These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading

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(#374) Can A Community Be Inclusive And Like-Minded?


When dialogues devolve into collective monologues do we miss out on our shared identity? We hear, see, experience, and read about divisiveness. Common ground seems difficult to reach with the shouting voices, pointing fingers, and mean-spirited attacks. Fear, disgust, and/or … Continue reading

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(#335) Politics, Anxiety And A Few Coping Strategies


How and with whom can you share love and goodness this week? In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association 52% of respondents identified the 2016 presidential election as “a very or somewhat significant source of stress” in their lives.  … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#246) Are You Bitching or Are You Pitching?


Do you work (or live) with someone who endlessly pontificates, grouses, grumbles, moans and laments? One of my mentors taught me a valuable lesson near the beginning of my teaching career.  Dr. Veronica Valentine had a simple “rule” if anyone … Continue reading

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(#221) The 3Rs: Rapport, Rigor, and Responsibility


I need to take responsibility to develop authentic and meaningful relationships with my colleagues. This week I had the opportunity to work with the adjunct faculty of our college at our annual adjunct convocation.  Events such as these help adjuncts build … Continue reading

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(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns


It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading

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