Category Archives: Values and virtues

(#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

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(#255) Did You Make A Difference? How Do You Know?

While this blog post speaks specifically to my teaching colleagues, we can all draw inspiration and clarification when we stop and examine what we do. On my campus, we have two weeks of classes and a week of final exams … Continue reading

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(#216) Value-Driven Actions: What Guides Your Life?

This strategy (let’s call it “Five in Your Pocket”) might be the nudge or reminder you and I need to practice  this week. I have often challenged my students and audiences to write their top three priorities on a piece … Continue reading

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(#205) What? Why? How?

This exercise can help with major life decisions. The theme for my student success classes comes wrapped in two questions: (1) What is your dream? (2) What are doing to get to your dream? These two questions are even more … Continue reading

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#3 A Value Without Virtue Can Be Dangerous

[NOTE: I previously posted this on Blogger on June 13, 2010.] Cleaning out some old files last night, I came across a presentation that I made a number of years ago to a group of high school students on their … Continue reading

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