Category Archives: Growth

Learn from the past, Look to the future

How often do we forge ahead without looking sideways, or even in our rear-view mirror?  When was the last time you asked a parent or someone who’s been around longer than you, what lessons had they learned? So often we … Continue reading

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Are you “in?”

Do you know how Jeopardy has categories with “in” which means that the letters in quotations need to be in the answer?  Let’s talk about INterdisciplinary thinking.   I’ve always admired people who excelled, or even considered different perspectives.  In … Continue reading

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Informal Learning – Keep it Short!

A friend and I were talking and he said whenever he asks a question, his daughter sends him several articles.  He doesn’t want articles, he just wants an answer. How many of us today have time to read lengthy articles? … Continue reading

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Google, airline mags and museums

What do google, airline magazines and museums have in common? All provide informal learning – learning thatyou’re not planning for or expecting but comes naturally. We think of http://www.google.com as the world’s biggest search engine.  However, can you think of … Continue reading

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Virtual Conferences – Wow!

I attended a 2-day virtual conference this week. Yes, a conference that was totally online. “What do you mean a conference?”  There was a lobby, an auditorium with keynotes, an exhibit area, even a lounge.  (I would have loved some … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Blog – Viva Le Blog!

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity is France’s motto.  Today’s blog celebrates Bastille Day 14 July as we look at the anatomy of a blog.   http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/bastille-day.htm Liberty – a blog is all about liberty and freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom … Continue reading

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Oh Say Can You See

Many of us look but don’t really see.  Or we look at things in the same way over and over.  It’s time to see something revolutionary (yes, you will have some 4th of July references throughout this blog.)  For example, … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

Do you make a difference?  I have a story about the most inspiration funeral I have been to. Yes, you read that right, inspirational.  It was for Scott Crane, a 23-year old who suffered from a special form of muscular … Continue reading

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Touching Lives and Learning

I “retired” as Scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop I founded 14 years ago.  Last night, my Scouts organized a party in my honor.  Boy Scouts are ages 11-18, a coming of age stage in their lives.  The lessons I … Continue reading

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The Best Job You’ve Ever Had

The best job you’ve ever had. Sounds great doesn’t it?  To me, it’s opening my eyes to all the opportunities that exist in the world.  It’s rare to get an opportunity to pause,  get off the treadmill and look around, … Continue reading

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