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Tag Archives: mentoring
When we reach out to fill a gap in our community (large or small) what we do issee a need, acknowledge that need, and act to address that need. Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I saw a re-post of the … Continue reading
How can we raise our awareness, question our assumptions, and create meaningful actions for improvement? One researcher found that 29% of American employees say they thrive in their jobs (or 71% do not thrive). A study out of the Stanford … Continue reading
Don’t let anyone deny who you are. I have often joked with friends not to let anyone take their lunch money. For me, it has been an off-handed reminder to them not to let anyone take advantage of their good … Continue reading
We are all artists painting our own lives. While facilitating a Texas faculty resilience workshop, I presented the following R.D. Laing quote to the audience: The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to … Continue reading
Teaching and learning need to remain inextricably connected. A few weeks ago I had the honor of being placed in the songwriter’s spotlight at the Atlantic Beach (FL) Songwriters’ Night. I was humbled to get the invitation and once I was … Continue reading
Does your organization effectively “on-board” new team members? This semester I had a wonderful opportunity to mentor a first-year full-time professor on our campus. And since our campus does not have a formal new faculty mentoring program, we kind of “made … Continue reading
I remain focused on surrounding myself with knowledgeable and skillful people who will have my back—and kick me in the butt when needed. Who do you have on your Board? Corporations have Boards of Directors. Institutions of higher learning have Boards … Continue reading