A calm breeze brushes across your face providing comfort to a day filled with many questions. Questions of the day continue to bring more questions. The breeze brushes once again, and the sun shines light providing hope for solutions. “There is no medication like hope, no incentive so great, and no topic so powerful as … Continue reading Calm breezes
Which comes first, wisdom or knowledge? Wisdom is built on knowledge. So does that mean you can be both wise and knowledgeable? Then you can't be wise without being knowledgeable. What do you think? Is it the same as an egg before chicken or the chicken before an egg? Knowledge is knowing about something. I … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom
Have you heard this, thought this, or said this? As you glance in a classroom, talk to students or staff, you get an idea of this statement. Sometimes we are quick to place a label on something without further examining the roots to discover a solution. Engagement is our go-to word. Students are not engaged … Continue reading Students “Don’t Care,” Do they?
Let's start a conversation today about the world of work. This past week I had the pleasure of speaking with a community service group regarding their human resources and programs. I am new to their organization and wanted to gain more insight than project any thoughts. I told them after listening to their difficulty in … Continue reading #ConversationsForChange
As a leader, especially during this time, the importance of “what we do,” “how we do it,” and “why we do it” are critical questions to ask. We have asked them before, but how does it help us to answer the biggest question of all? What matters most? “Mother Norman, I am so sorry for … Continue reading What Matters Most?
Do you ask this question to others? “Hi Jane, How are you today?” It is a simple question as part of our greeting and not an in-depth question many may need to answer. As schools returned to face to face, businesses are trying to maintain without workers due to no applicants, and companies are trying … Continue reading How are you?
I have questions about the title of this post. Do you have more input or output in your day? In other words, are you receiving (input) information more than you are producing (output)? What are the sources of the information you receive? Accountability has leaders focused on the source of output and making sure there … Continue reading Input vs. Output
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”~William Buttle Yeats The moment you take your first breath until you take your last, I believe we are learning. The level of our learning depends on what we desire to do. The limitations to learning are the ones we place on … Continue reading Lifelong Learning
One of my first posts was about gears. I made this reference as it was part of the original writing in my book. I did not know everything I needed to know about publishing a book. So even though my gears were turning, I did not have all of the ones I needed to move … Continue reading Turning Gears into Action
What do you choose to focus on? How do you help others with their focus? Make this Monday count as we all focus together!