Category: Leadership

August 1, 2016 / / Education

Get to Inbox Zero and Declutter Your Life Last week I was on this productivity webinar with Justin Baeder, an ed leadership coach, on how to get to inbox zero. I realized then that taming the email monster was just a metaphor for…

June 20, 2016 / / Future
June 19, 2016 / / Classroom

Today one in sixty-eight children is born with a form of autism. Advancements in treatment, communication strategies, activism to increase awareness and acceptance of autism, and scientific research have helped educate the public, as well as medical and educational professionals alike about autism.…

January 6, 2015 / / Future

Today is Epiphany, a celebration in honor of the arrival of the Magi to honor the infant Christ. When they came to see him, they had traveled from afar, using the high-tech GPS system called the North Star in the night sky. They…

March 29, 2014 / / Leadership

In the U.S., when we pass by somebody we don’t know in the grocery store, we say, “Excuse me.” If we are looking at the same clothing rack at the mall and we’re standing within 3-5 feet of them, we say, “Sorry.” And…

February 9, 2014 / / Leadership

I’ve been pondering the lack of fun in the dysfunctionality of bureaucracies, educational institutions, government agencies, and toxic work environments. Besides the fact that they’re laden with more control freaks and incompetent sociopaths than Wall Street, what is it that makes these organizations…

December 1, 2013 / / Leadership
November 3, 2013 / / Goals

What is Sturgeon’s Law? Does it have to do with the sturgeon fish? Or with Beluga Caviar? Noooooo! It’s simple: Ninety percent of everything is crud. Sturgeon’s Law is named after science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, who coined it in 1951. He originally referred…

October 28, 2013 / / Leadership

“… Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,  you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to…

October 6, 2013 / / Leadership

You can break leadership styles into two basic categories: the UP Leadership Style and the DOWN Leadership Style. Of course, this is oversimplified. And, yes, leadership traits can be dissected further (for all you detail-oriented engineering types).  Not all leaders possess all the qualities outlined…