Tag Archives: success

(#428) What Does Success Look Like To You?


Is success a noun? A verb? An adjective? Does it have to be connected to the common good? Last week, in a local shop at the beach, I spied the photo below. Th caption caught my attention: “Success is knowing … Continue reading

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(#346) Video Outtakes: Finding Humor And Moving Forward


Enjoy three-minutes-and-fifty-one-seconds of my miscues. And consider how each miscue you make can strengthen you and maybe help someone else. Don’t be ruled by fear of failure. President Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Growing up as a spindly and … Continue reading

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(#276) Mistakes, Disappointments, Curiosity and Growth


When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake.  At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading

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(#244) Do You Have Your Own Board of Directors?


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

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(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns


It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading

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(#176) Fail Fast, Forward, and Fearlessly


In education, we talk a lot about “best practices”… I propose we get together and talk about what we have done in the classroom that did not work.  The “not-so-bright spots.” Not learning from the failure is the lost opportunity. … Continue reading

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(#172) Are You Kicking the Can Down the Road?


I have met and worked with highly capable kickers of the can. They do, however, have grave difficulties managing their decisions. And that affects everyone around them. For those who know me, you know I can be a bit retentive. … Continue reading

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