Tag Archives: risk

(#383) Creating Direction


While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day we have the opportunity to provide light or darkness. We provide direction or obfuscation. With every decision and interaction, we can … Continue reading

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(#372) Independence


Consider where you can expand beyond your comfort zone. Insights can come at any time.  We just need to be open.  One appeared a few days ago in a yoga class–while I was doing my best imitation of swaying tree, … Continue reading

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(#328) Waiting For A Life Guard?


What have you been fearful of leaping into—but would really like to experience? What are you curious about doing or exploring? As I type this week’s blog post, Hurricane Hermine is about to make a Florida landfall.  Beaches and residents … 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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(#192) Be Brave and Go There


 If I have learned anything over the years, playing it safe is usually the biggest risk… We could well find ourselves in an unacceptable environment that we quietly let grow around us. Martin Niemöller spent seven years in a Nazi … Continue reading

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(#173) Sailing or Anchoring?


To reach a port, we must sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. –Franklin Roosevelt– No doubt, you have heard people use the expression “think outside the box” to encourage creative thinking.  The idea: move beyond your comfort … Continue reading

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