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(#332) 100 Years of Resilience

“Life is not about me, it’s about others.” -Frances Bartlett Kinne- It is 1917 and Oregon beats Pennsylvania (14-0) in the Rose Bowl.  German U-boats stalk international waters. The US Supreme Court upholds the 8-hour workday for railroad workers.  The … Continue reading

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(#294) Benefits Of Remaining A Continual Learner

It can help us fill in gaps between assumptions and realities. A few months ago on this blog I posed the question, “Do we take time to experience what our customer, client, or student is experiencing?” Regardless of your profession or … Continue reading

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(#274) Igniting Passion: Seven Superlative Student Stars

They spoke directly to the power of teaching and the importance of relationships in life.  This past Thursday I had the honor to deliver the keynote address for the annual faculty convocation at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The organizers … Continue reading

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(#258) The Power of Guy Fieri: Five Life Lessons

In our do-everything-a-little-bit-faster-each-day world, how often do we take time to be curious, to learn, to listen, to laugh and be positive? I don’t watch a lot of television.  When I do, though, one program my wife and I enjoy … 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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