In my last post I described an extended, quirky to do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use). It has 5 parts: - to do - to continue doing - to stop doing - to not do - to done I also promised to share with you some of my own to-do's so … [Read more...] about My Extended, Quirky To Do List part 2
As a corporate trainer and one who loves seeing the bright sparks of participant's learning, while expanding their thoughts, and making connections, I believe it's important in any training to anchor the learning. To facilitate activities that help participants transfer the learning to their … [Read more...] about My Extended, Quirky To Do List
How did I get to the middle without realizing I was on the edge? How did I enter this quagmire of parenting a teen without realizing what I was headed towards? Did I miss the signs? Is it like the odd time I missed using a box of hand me down clothes because my kid had outgrown them by the time I … [Read more...] about The Jungle Called 'Teenagedom'
How do we live with the ying and the yang that lives inside all of us? The disparate parts of ourselves. The parts that conflict. The puzzle pieces that don't fit together because they're from different puzzles. I like boxes. Little ones. Wooden ones. Carved ones. The ones that fancy jewelry … [Read more...] about Dancing with Dichotomy
On this first day of 2010 I'm thinking about destinations. Specifically where we're headed with hard work. Where our passion's home port is. Where the fuel that fires us up leads us towards. With a bit of luck, a lot of hard work we get to find our passion, our element as Sir Ken Robinson calls … [Read more...] about Destination passion
Never doubt that there are spirits alternately laughing at and with you, supporting you, egging you on, helping you walk on eggs and sometimes throwing egg in your face. After my last post about feeling the angsty-post-Christmas blues I simply had to laugh at this over the top take on privilege in … [Read more...] about Perspective & the Problems of Privilege part 2
The house is a mess. The kids have been watching too much TV. I've been eating too much Christmas chocolate. The effects of Christmas (a.k.a. gift wrap, decorations, gifts, extra food) are strewn around the house like land bound flotsam and jetsam. I'm feeling argumentative and frustrated and … [Read more...] about Perspective & the Problems of Privilege
'Tis the season to sweat about gifts. What to buy for who. Bumping elbows in sardine packed malls is the norm. For many, later today recycling bins will be overflowing with torn gift wrap. Piles of gifts will have been opened. Stuffed stomachs will vie for space on couches equally stuffed with … [Read more...] about Thanks for the gifts: grace under grit and reducing baggage