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- (#194) Honor the Past. Celebrate the Present. Embrace the Future.
- (#86) A Model for Critical Thinking
- #18 Crab Pot Mentality!
- #32 Grounded and Rounded
- (#348) Repair The Bucket. Fill The Bucket.
- (#374) Can A Community Be Inclusive And Like-Minded?
- (#446) What Serves As Your Fuel?
- (#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience
- (Issue #519) Lessons From A Dragon And His Friend
- (#180) Access and Power of Technology: Carpe Diem!
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Category Archives: Success
(#409) More with Less or Less with More?
If the “more-with-less crisis” is followed by another “more-with-less crisis” and yet another, simple arithmetic indicates with each “more” there is a lot “less.” And then that becomes the norm. Toward the end of my high school teaching career the … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, boundaries and limits, Critical Thinking, curiosity, leadership, Personal Wellbeing, resilience, Success, vulnerability, wisdom Tagged accountability, boundaries and limits, reflection, resilience, transformational leadership, wellbeing 1 Comment
(#371) Your Life. Your Choices.
What do we choose to allow into our lives? What do we dismiss from our lives? On a friend’s recommendation, I bought Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business. The author lays out a simple premise, “If you’re not happy … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, change, change management, Choice, empathy, focus, fortitude, Friendship, habits, health, Life lessons, practicality, priorities, Priority management, resilience, Success, vulnerability Tagged awareness and assumptions, balance, change, change management, choice, free will, habits, life change, life coaching, life hacks, life success, resilience, well-being 3 Comments
(#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
(#276) Mistakes, Disappointments, Curiosity and Growth
When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake. At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, change, Choice, confidence, courage, curiosity, Energy Vampires, Grit, growth, inspiration, leadership, mentoring, Reflection, resilience, Success, vulnerability Tagged awareness, curiosity, disappointment, doubt, energy vampires, failure, growth, leadership, personal doubt, resilience, risk-taking, success, vulnerability 3 Comments
(#273) You Got Mail!
Is email “so yesterday”? When email was just catching on, my first semester assignment asked my students to send me an email. Some teachers distribute index cards in class for their students to complete with information like nicknames, birthdays, career … Continue reading
(#257) Sunsets and Sunrises
“You are where I was. And I am where you will be.” This week represents a major life demarcation for me. After 33 years of classroom teaching, I will be retiring from my college. I am not retiring, however, from my … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, assumptions, awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, change, collegiality, effective teaching, Goals, Gratitude, happiness, Integrity, Life's purpose, Mindfulness, Reflection, resilience, retrospective, Success, Teaching Tagged balance, change, life's journey, purpose, reflection, relevance, resilience, retirement, teaching 6 Comments
(242) Reflecting on a Significant Event
The power of this reflective practice exercise lies in its ability to help us discover not only what we do but why we do it. Regardless of our calling, we can all point to those critical (or significant) events that … Continue reading
Posted in Critical Thinking, effective teaching, faculty development, growth, habits, Personal growth, professional development, Purpose, Reflective practice, resilience, Success Tagged critical thinking, faculty development, personal growth, professional development, reflective practice, resilience, teaching effectiveness Leave a comment
(#215) Consistent Talk or Consistent Action?
What goal will you focus on this week? What action do you need to take to reach the goal? How will you maintain your consistency of action? As I write this, Hurricane Arthur is chugging up the east coast toward … Continue reading
Posted in action, Balance, Choice, Dreams, Goals, Personal growth, Success Tagged action, consistency, goals, growth, personal development 2 Comments
(#195) Nurturing an Internal Locus of Control
A person’s interpretation of an event can have a powerful impact on future motivation. One of the most powerful strategies for success focuses on the concept of locus of control. Where is the focus of power in your life? Do … Continue reading
Posted in creating your future, Discipline, Excuses, Goals, Personal Wellbeing, Success Tagged excuses, locus of control, motivation, power, wellbeing 10 Comments
(#179) Stop, Reflect, Evaluate
Do you want someone else or something else to determine where you will end up? Is your growth intentional? We just passed the halfway point of the semester on campus. Midterm exams have come and gone. Although students receive continual … Continue reading
Posted in Choice, creating your future, Dreams, Life lessons, lifelong learning, reslience, Success Tagged choice, dreams, future, learning, life goals, life journey, mentors, reflection, student success 2 Comments