Tag Archives: future

(#391) Hotdogs, Weak Signals, and Promising Practices


What signals need to be heeded for the future? How can you move “best practices” to “promising practices”? One legend holds that a baseball scorecard salesman introduced the hotdog to the baseball park. The story unfolds in 1905 when Harry … 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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(#315) Play Your Song, Now


What song lives in you? I had the opportunity to listen to Kai Kight speak this past week in Austin, Texas. He titled his thoughts “Composing Your World.” Using his violin and stories from his journey, he poignantly drove home … Continue reading

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(#241) What If?


Rather than setting a list of “me-too” goals, why not imagine the “what if” of our future selves?  Think of your future and fill in the blank: “What if _____? In a recent TED talk, psychologist Dan Gilbert examined the … 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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(#194) Honor the Past. Celebrate the Present. Embrace the Future.


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” (Soren Kierkegaard) In 2009 I was at Lynn University to facilitate a series of presentations for faculty and students. During one segment of a studio interview I reflected … Continue reading

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(#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

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