In helping leaders manage the dynamics of teams navigating the uncertainty in the market or new approaches in the work-place, it is not uncommon for them to be confronted with team members having differences of opinion. In fact, to arrive at the best solutions, there is a lot of value in fostering discussions based on… Read More
In my efforts to inspire my students to find and describe things they didn’t see at first. I had a fun exercise I used in science and writing classes. I’d place a box of organic oranges on my desk and ask each student to come and choose one to take back to their desk. Then… Read More
There can many advantages for mind, body and soul to being able to calm oneself to be more present and aware when trying to notice opportunities previously overlooked. Much of the guidance on meditation starts with focusing on the breath. I found it to be more effective to focus on the heart in a way… Read More
Give someone a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach someone to fish, and you feed them for as long as fish are at their fishing spot. Teach someone to learn, and they may discover that they can themselves … – find other fishing spots – – learn to hunt – – build… Read More
This is a follow-up post I’d written after completing the inspirational book The Confidence Code. For the original post see: The Confidence Villains. At the office: Management can instill confidence or rob it. I discovered the importance of leaders that recognize that as a quality while working at Intuit as Brad Smith pulled me aside after… Read More
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My first early childhood education exercise was to go to a pre-school where a teacher was having particular trouble with three very disruptive boys she could not get under control. She hoped just to get a day of relief by having me take them for the day. I approached the boys and told them that… Read More
When I think back to my first year at U.Va., I always remember walking between classes and turning the corner onto the lawn and being face to face with this fellow. I will always remember the complete and uplifting peace I felt as he paused, looked into my eyes, smiled and nodded. It felt like… Read More