Tag Archives: failure

(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#350) Regrets? Choices And Lessons.


A culmination of all those choices. Some small. Some large. All help create the person you are becoming. Would you, if you could, go back in time and change the choices that you made?  I know.  A wide open question … Continue reading

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(#346) Video Outtakes: Finding Humor And Moving Forward


Enjoy three-minutes-and-fifty-one-seconds of my miscues. And consider how each miscue you make can strengthen you and maybe help someone else. Don’t be ruled by fear of failure. President Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Growing up as a spindly and … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#250) Motivating the Motivators


Beyond the paycheck and benefits, what is being done to motivate those who are charged with motivating our students? Last week, I had the following question posed to me: How can we motivate more faculty to take control of their … Continue reading

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(#243) Failure Is An Option


How will I stretch myself in the coming week? Even if I might fail, what will I do to continue my learning and growth? WHAT IF?  Consider the power and challenge of that question.  Make it personal and it becomes … Continue reading

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(#202) Obstacles to Goal Achievement


Stating or writing a goal is the easy part. The work is found in making a plan, executing that plan, and re-calibrating along the way. Information on goal setting can be found in the business success literature, leadership manuals, student success classes … Continue reading

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