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Category Archives: wisdom
(Issue #637) Tying Your Shoes and Wisdom
We can all benefit when we acknowledge and embrace that the light of wisdom shines from generation to generation. ~~~~ What does wisdom mean? The answer to that question differs from person to person, group to group, and day to … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, collaboration, Community, Life lessons, wisdom Leave a comment
(Issue #584) Wisdom of the Ages
Do you think a twenty-something and a seventy-something,for instance, share life lessons, questions and advice? Last year, I did some reading about the oldest of old. What they lived, thought, and hoped for moving forward. It made me wonder about … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons, wisdom Tagged awareness, growth, life lessons, resilience, wisdom 2 Comments
The opportunities to appreciate wisdom exist all around us. Are we mindful? Are we paying attention. Several years ago, on this blog, I wrote the following: Wisdom does NOT necessarily come with knowledge. I know a lot of “educated” people … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, authenticity, awareness, curiosity, Life lessons, vulnerability, wellbeing, wisdom Tagged attention, awareness, intention, listening, mindful, wisdom 1 Comment
(#416) A Safe Place to Land
I kept hearing about the connections between congregants and neighborhood, congregants and congregants, as well as congregants and their own souls. Consider this. It’s 1993. You are an exuberant minister with a young and growing family. You walk into a … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, assumptions, authenticity, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, Civility, collaboration, Communication, core values, vulnerability, wisdom Tagged acceptance, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, communication, community, listening, reflection, religion, spirituality, transformational leadership, vulnerability 3 Comments
(#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
(#401) Improv and Leadership
Incompetent and fear-based managers rely on rigid scripts. Sam Wasson’s Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art provides lessons for transformational leadership. As early Improv players experimented and developed the art form, they learned the power of two … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Appropriate Behavior, Choice, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, Communication, effective meetings, generativity, growth, improv, professional development, resilience, self-awareness, self-regulatory behavior, Teaching, teaching and learning, vulnerability, wisdom, Words Tagged acceptance, and, collaboration, communication, creativity, effective meetings, improv, yes 1 Comment
(#398) We Are Where We Are
“We are where we are, however we got here. What matters is where we go next.”—Isaac Marion The New Year inevitably brings resolutions. Just as inescapable are posts about those inexorable goals for the next 12 months. We generally hear … Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, authenticity, awareness, Balance, Choice, Goals, Integrity, intentionality, Life lessons, priorities, resilience, wisdom, Words and Action Tagged action, confidence, failure, goals, improvement, intention, positivity, self-improvement Leave a comment
(#368) Fake, Illegitimate Or Incomplete Information?
Just because you find a lot of information does not mean you have found accurate or credible information If, as famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright claimed, “An expert is a man who stops thinking because he knows,” then can we say … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, curiosity, empathy, fortitude, Grit, Haters, Integrity, learning, Life lessons, Mindfulness, mindset, priorities, vulnerability, wisdom Tagged assumptions, critical thinking, fake news, information literacy, integrity, intellectual laziness, motivation, resilience 3 Comments