DISC Week

I’ve learned and used a lot of tools over the years (see my favorites here). Of all of these, there are two that I use every day.Unfortunately, I didn’t learn either of these until three years ago. I often shake my head when I consider all the mistakes I made

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Venn Diagrams

villain + autobiography = hero goddess + demon = wife knight in shining armor + couch potato = husband chess + sledgehammer = american football high school drama club + watching paint dry = european football (soccer) Share this:

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hues vocabulary

hanky girl love bucket externalization engine barely managing flowchART camera food designcomm self-affirmation singalongs salavation army no-kay burning nonsense Share this:

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Lessons from the Martial Arts

Previously, I mentioned a Bruce Lee quotation book that contained some excellent reflections on teaching. Anyone who knows me knows that I will now have to pull on that thread and see where it takes me (or what cloth I pull apart). So, I went to my other favorite used

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Learning Moments: Empty Nest Syndrome

Our empty nest Well, we had a baby hummingbird that we named summer. We watched mom build the nest and tend the eggs. Then we watched our little hummer grow up. Sunday night, Summer flew the coop. We went outside around 6pm and found the nest empty. Summer was sitting

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Make Work Great (one person at a time)

Last week I received my copy of Ed Muzio’s new book, “Make Work Great“. I’m a big fan of Ed’s work (writings, videos, and presentations), because he’s one of the few thinkers out there who is trying help individuals build a bridge between great tools and productive relationships. Also, because

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Learning Moments:

Baby Hummingbird How cool is this? We’ve got a baby hummingbird in our backyard. With the help of a stepladder, I took some photos. We’ve named him/her Summer (the hummer) because, well, it’s summer! We’ve been watching Summer for the past week, as he/she grows quickly from a little hummer

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Learning Moments:

So… you wanted to get close to nature, huh? We spent the fourth of July weekend at Point Reyes National Seashore, where we ate a lot of oysters, drank a little wine, did some reading, and fit in a couple of 8-mile hikes. One of those hikes was the trail

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Four Lessons for Teachers from Bruce Lee

Last week, at one of my favorite used book stores, I picked up a book of quotes by Bruce Lee, called “Striking Thoughts“. I knew Bruce was a bit of a philosopher and definitely a sharp guy, otherwise I wouldn’t have looked at the book. But, I didn’t expect to

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Quote of the week

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”– Shakespeare, Richard II I haven’t decided what I want to appear on my gravestone, but that’s certainly one line I don’t want on it! Share this:

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Quote of the week

“Adventure is just bad planning”.– Roald Amudsen As a frequent ‘accidental adventurer’, I can only nod and laugh at this brilliant quote. Share this:

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Quote of the week

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”– Larry James Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice. Share this:

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Learning Moments:

Quail Chicks at Carmel Mission, CA It’s the time of year when you need to keep your eyes open. Warm weather brings bare skin, ice cream trucks, fresh blooms, and babies of all types. I was taking photos at beautiful Carmel Mission this afternoon, when a little bird sprinted across

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Quote of the week

“Ain’t got no distractions, can’t hear no buzzers or bells. Don’t see no lights a flashin’, plays by sense of smell.”– The Who, Pinball Wizard What a great description of focus, or the ‘flow state’. There’s a reason why that boy ‘sure plays a mean pinball’.What can you do to

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Learning Moments:

Hummingbird Nest in our backyard This is cool. We’ve got a hummingbird nest in the tree behind our condo. The nest is about 5 feet outside our back door, and about 10 feet up. Mama, pictured above, has been flitting about – putting the nest together and sitting (I assume)

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals follows Mickey, a new employee, on his journey from SMART to SMART as Hell. In this fast paced comic book by award-winning author Glenn Hughes, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss Amy, by getting clarity around his

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SMART as Hell Advice

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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Photo Jolts!

Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation?  Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants

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