Every member of your community is unique and adds to its colorful fabric. Everyone has something to offer and everyone should be heard – no matter their age or social standing. And just maybe their words are the exact ones you need to hear. ______________________ I love metaphors. The connecting of apparently unrelated items and … Continue reading Peer leadership and searching for your own Billie
This group — like that underestimated rag-tag band of patriots nearly two and a half centuries ago — want to make it crystal-clear to those who think they’re in charge that the status quo is no longer viable and will no longer be tolerated. (James Coffin, Orlando Sentinel) The last week I've been so distracted … Continue reading #NEVERAGAIN
"Beth Jacob is a New Orleans architect and historian whose research specializes in the historic preservation and adaptive reuse of New Orleans’ public markets. Jacob found that these markets and public spaces did more than just offer a space for communities to buy staples. They were true neighborhood places that served as anchors that attracted … Continue reading The “Kernel,” Your Community’s Cross-Generational Ecosystem
“Torii Hunter was drafted by the Minnesota Twins back in 1993, and his first two spring trainings happened to coincide with Kirby Puckett’s final two years in the majors in 1994 and 1995. As a high school kid out of Arkansas, Hunter soaked up as much knowledge as he could from the future Hall of … Continue reading “Bridging the Gap”
This piece was originally published February 4, 2011. But considering events of the last few days, especially today's overthrow of Mohamed Morsi's Muslim dominated Egyptian government ... I believe it warrants a revisit. Over the past year I've been writing about the Millennial Generation, Generation Y and their propensity to band together and move as groups. … Continue reading “Millennials Rising” … circa 2013
Imagine, it's 9:00 AM Monday morning. You're in your office waiting for a visit from a software rep who said he could solve all your problems through his manufacturing productivity software solution. You came in early just to put together a list a questions. The last thing you want is to waste an hour first … Continue reading Would it really hurt to listen to the kids?
I'm sure you've heard the metaphor, "up a creek without a paddle." I think most of us interpret that to mean being put in a situation unprepared with little chance of success. Anyone who pays any attention to the national education dialogue knows there is no end to those who believe they have the solution … Continue reading Are our students, “up a creek … without a paddle?”