Checking a Bad Day Attitude

I’m not sure what makes for bad days, but sometimes they happen. Yesterday was one for me. It started out great, and I felt great. I had no idea what an awful turn the day would take. I did my usual breakfast, blogging and meditation and went to work feeling pretty good. I was a […]

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Dreaming of a Different Way to Be

My friend Nancy has a teaching job in South Korea. She moved there last year, and is staying this year for another term. She says it’s fun teaching the kids English, but it’s also a financial decision. The cost of living there is low since her costs are greatly subsidized by the private school where […]

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A Question of Value: Blue Collar Skills

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear Nick Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO of Snap-on, Inc., deliver a keynote address. Snap-on, of course, is the manufacturer of Snap-on Tools. I work for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and we are having our professional development conference this week. Snap-on is there because they are investing […]

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Keep Your Head Down and Your Mouth Shut….No Way

In Brene’ Brown’s book Daring Greatly, she explores how shame works in schools and in corporations to squelch innovation and creativity. A middle school girl told her: There are times when you can ask questions or challenge ideas, but if you’ve got a teacher that doesn’t like that or the kids in the class make […]

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Bringing God to Work

It took me awhile in my spiritual walk to bring God to work. I don’t know why, but somehow I thought God didn’t really care about Corporate America, the way I make my living and all the stupid political games that go on there. The problem is, I struggle in that area a lot. I […]

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