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Tag Archives: problem solving
(Issue #483) Think in Reverse
Ask yourself what you need to do to create what you do not want. Wasn’t it Einstein who said that if we keep doing the same thing and expect different results, we’re idiots? Well, I’m sure he didn’t use the … Continue reading
(#457) Responsibility: Important Questions to Consider
This week’s blog post draws on the fifth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Act with RESPONSIBILITY toward others and ourselves. Our personal dreams and challenges give us direction. Our actions (or inaction) create our reality. The … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, action, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Goals, Life lessons, responsibility Tagged action, critical thinking, dreams, goals, problem solving, responsibility 1 Comment
(#269) Yes And
It is interesting that we can point to others as being intransigent in their thinking while we pat ourselves on the back as possessing true critical thinking skills. Collective monologues and confirmation bias will derail any potential for a meaningful conversation. … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, Civility, collaboration, Communication, Community, Gratitude, Integrity, Personal growth, resilience, risk-taking, self-efficacy, self-regulatory behavior, vulnerability Tagged appreciation, civility, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, integrity, listening, problem solving, respect, risk-taking, yes 7 Comments
(#246) Are You Bitching or Are You Pitching?
Do you work (or live) with someone who endlessly pontificates, grouses, grumbles, moans and laments? One of my mentors taught me a valuable lesson near the beginning of my teaching career. Dr. Veronica Valentine had a simple “rule” if anyone … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, awareness, collaboration, collegiality, Connection-Disconnection, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Energy Vampires, Haters, Personal Wellbeing, problem solving, Reflective practice, responsibility, teamwork Tagged awareness, collaboration, critical thinking, energy vampires, haters, leadership, problem solving, reflection, solutions, teamwork 6 Comments
(#210) Keeping the Hands Raised
[NOTE to my readers/followers: Today marks the beginning of my 5th year writing this weekly blog. I have not missed a week in that time–and look forward to more great weeks and years ahead. Thanks for all of your support! … Continue reading
For those who do not want to settle and would like to rekindle the passion in your calling, I suggest a three-step model. At the conclusion of a recent presentation on non-cognitive factors of student success, a young instructor approached … Continue reading
Posted in Critical Thinking, Goals, Passion Tagged action, awareness, critical thinking, goals, passion, problem solving 1 Comment