JJL: Our JJL Community Contributors – We... →
It is “Day Last” and thus time for a joyful jubilee in celebration of our JJL community… click over!
TS: Our Most Important Words →
You may have seen this before… I do think it is worth a quick visit for our self-coaching for the day. They will create a Language of Intention within us, one which seeks to value the other people who add so much to our lives. 5 (most important words): I am proud of you! 4 (most important words): What do you think? 3 (most important words): If you please. 2 (most important words): Thank you. 1...
Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's... →
Wow! Great resource: Full video courses from leading universities.
TWA: Learning Attributes for the New Economy... →
For Teaching with Aloha: This post is longer than usual, and I am hoping the coming weekend gives you the opportunity to sit with it. If a list of 12 anything instantly screams “Value of the month possibility!” at you (as it does for me) you’ll love this… but seriously, this one is important.
TS: A Say “Alaka‘i” Flashback for #FridayFlash:... →
I just learned about #FridayFlash late last night while doing my own Leading with Twitter, and these fictional characters popped into my head this morning as I took my daily run: The Vision I obviously have a long way to go in mastering the short story, but I curbed my normal instinct to sleep on this and impulsively hit that publish button when I remembered a sub-title written yesterday: Be...
Google's got a new way to surf the Internet,... →
Story Highlights Google search terms now available in Hawaiian Keola Donaghy spent 100 hours translating for “Google in Your Language” program Hawaiian is considered a “critically endangered” language by the U.N. It is the only native American language available in Google search preferences
JJL: New Learners for the New Economy by Kirsten... →
As Rick says in the first comment, “a marvelously expressed structure for surviving the new “drink from the fire hose” information-driven world we live in.” Kirsten suggests 12 critical “habitudes” of learners in the new economy: Be highly adaptive. Ask great questions. Be curious about everything. Have a broad knowledge base that you are always expanding. Be good at seeing...
TS/SA: The Leadership/Management Partnership... →
Motivational speakers and guru types (yeah, like me) can make a big deal about VISION in business - Why? This is why… (all managers should make a big deal about it too!)
Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog @ LeadershipNow:... →
Review of The Genius Machine - sounds interesting… Gerald Sindell has developed a system for thinking through and developing ideas called The Genius Machine. The eleven step system is designed to develop and polish an existing idea, think through a complete issue, or create something entirely new—to create something with a goal in mind. “It’s fast, it’s complete, it helps people get to the...
bad banana blog: Jill and Matt →
“Most wedding invites are too formal and stuffy. It seems to me this one strikes the right tone. You go, Jill and Matt.”
101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers : Money :... →
It’s quite easy for small business owners to become distracted by their day-to-day responsibilities. But in this competitive economy you can’t afford to miss out on the newest business innovations.
TWA: RFL~ A Habit to Value Learning →
Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: How a Book Gets... →
TS/SA: Time to Seize Control. Be Commanding! →
I received a phone call recently which made me do my little hula dance of joy…
Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100 (Litemind) →
I need to try this… Luciano says there are three distinct phases you will usually go through when making your list with his groundrules: First 30 entries or so: where you escape circular thinking Next 40 entries: where patterns emerge Last 30 entries: where the gems are
TS: Luscious, Liberating, Luminous Lustrum... →
I could not resist that title. This will be a post that is easy for me to find with search when it slips into the archives – as long as I can remember this word I have just learned: Lustrum refers to a period of five years…
JJL: Summer Learning~ Get Lost in a Book with us... →
We are having a Readers’ Virtual Meetup!
Study Finds That Online Education Beats the... →
This is fantastic news given our continuing adoption of technology, however it is a somewhat distressing commentary on the state of instruction in the classroom: A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed...
Twitter Book Tour | Joseph Finder →
An example of a “Twitter Book Tour”
TS: An idea is a fragile thing →
“An idea is a fragile thing. Turning it off is much easier than keeping it lit. Ideas shine because somebody had them and somebody helped them and nobody turned them off.” —Tom Peters, A Passion for Excellence
Mysterious Letters →
“In April 2009, we sent a personal, handwritten letter to each of the 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. We hoped these unsolicited letters would prompt neighbourly discussion, spreading across the town, promoting community curiosity. The art work consists solely of the discussion between the recipients about what on Earth these letters are, who sent them and why,...
TS/SA: 5 Twitter Tips for Leading →
I first talked about Twitter on Say “Alaka‘i” this past March: The post was called, Talking Story, Meet Twitter. My email delivered a response I had expected. To paraphrase, grouping those of similar sentiment together, “Rosa, you’re crazy. You know what a time intensive gig management is to begin with, and you want me to take up Twitter? Yeah, right.” Well, I launched @sayalakai on Twitter as...
Far nicer to bear than a grizzly creditor Three cheers for Rosa Say, our...– Now this is an endorsement I must remember when I need my editorial moments of joy! From the very kind and clever Paul Diamond: The Summer Bug
BatchBook: Blue Paper: Social Media for Small... →
What Would Dad Say » The Backstory: How One New... →
Preface of the post: Gary Cohen is a friend of mine here in Minnesota. He is a proven entrepreneur, one of the companies he started went from two employees to over 2,000. Seriously. He is a thoughtful, interesting guy to say the least. As he was developing his business, he discovered how important being a leader was instead of just being a manager. That started him off on a lifetime of learning...
Genuine Curiosity: Guiding principles and teamwork →
TS: Star-power leadership: Will you be ready? →
TS/SA: Following is NOT a Passive Activity →
Graphing the average day | The Artful Manager →
The New York Times offers an interactive and visual window on the American Time Use Survey, that massive longitudinal research project of the United States Department of Labor. Through over 85,000 interviews spanning five years, the ATUS has gathered ”nationally representative estimates of how, where, and with whom Americans spend their time”…information that should have most...
TWA: Belief Lives Within Aloha Possibility →
“Everyone has Aloha; we help you bring it to fuller expression within whatever you do.” –The 9 Key Concepts of Managing with Aloha The “we” I refer to in that sentence is my team at Say Leadership Coaching. It could very easily refer to you, and your team of teachers, or your team of learners. To have it be true, you simply have to believe in Aloha possibility. 4 minutes and 46 seconds. Will...
Positive self-worth comes from two things; both are the natural outgrowth of the...– Ron Wallen, in thinking back on what his teachers did for him. He ends with, “I learned to love learning and to love myself learning.” Something to think about as a new school year starts for so many: How can our schools create self-esteem and learning joy?
Ignite Show →
Ignite captures the best of geek culture in a series of five-minute speed presentations on topics ranging from The Best Way to Buy a Car to Hacking Chocolate. Imagine that you’re on stage in front of an audience of hundreds of people, doing a five-minute presentation using a slide deck that auto-forwards every 15 seconds, whether you’re ready or not. What would you do? What would you...
What is your one MUST SEE video for the new school... →
Angela Maiers is getting some great suggestions in the comments: I plan on sharing one of them on Teaching with Aloha tomorrow.
ChangeThis : Issue 61 « 800 CEO Read Blog →
ChangeThis turns five years old this month. Started by Seth Godin and his merry band of interns (most famously Amit Gupta) back in August of 2004, 800 CEO Read took over in May of 2005 and have been caring for it ever since. In this post you’ll find the excerpts and links to the latest issue, w/ F2 | Firefly Manifesto: Remixed by Jonathan Fields The Hazards of Leading Culture Change by Chip R....
Surely, there are more hurtful, ignorant forms of labeling, but the one around...– ~ Dan Oestreich in The Problem With “Touchy-Feely” | Unfolding Leadership
Burbuliatorius « Flickr Blog →
Did you know that yesterday was Burbuliatorius Day? http://bit.ly/sxb2p Me neither, but love the idea and going to remember from now on! Here is where it originated: “Laimikis” ~ a Lithuanian word which means “lucky catch.”
Feeding the hungry reader | Post-Apocalyptic... →
When was the last time you read a book from cover to cover, in one sitting? Emma has taken the ball thrown at JJL and run with it…
Zinger on Zinger | Unfolding Leadership →
Two gentlemen I admire most, one interviewing the other. Dan Oestreich starts with this intro: To me, one of the greatest success stories on the web these days is David Zinger, who started the Employee Engagement Network. I had a chance to ask David a few questions about his experiences the other day. Here’s what he told me about discovering that he now finds himself leading a “movement.”
A List of 8 Types of Entrepreneurs... →
Did not expect this list to give me as direct a hit to my type as it did! See if it happens to you when you read the article descriptions for: Get Big Fast (Tagline: Scale) Freedom Builder/Industrialist (Tagline: Creating Value in Emerging Markets) Passion Mavens (Tagline: Change the World) Spice of Lifers (Tagline: Play for Synergy) Solopreneur (Tagline: Independence) Expert Idea Generator...
The Thirty Second MBA -- Get Smart Faster | Strike... →
Ellen McGirt explains: The great lament of any reporter is what to do with the jewels that routinely get left on the cutting room floor after a really great interview. For me and many of my colleagues at Fast Company, that is often the “how I do what I do” stuff, the extraordinary insights that we get into the nuts and bolts of how great leaders lead, but don’t necessarily fit...
17 Invisible LinkedIn Tricks Revealed (Bringing... →
If you’re like lots of people, you’re on LinkedIn. And you probably know all the typical things to do like: • Fill out your profile completely • Answer some questions • Ask some questions • Join some Groups But what else can you do to maximize your use of LinkedIn?
Lifestream Backup :: Home →
This is interesting…”To secure your online life.” You will see “powered by Amazon web services” at the top of the page, thus interesting to me in the business model partnership, as I was aware of the immense computing capacity that Amazon has developed (the cloud computing utility stuff that Nicholas Carr talks about in The Big Switch)
TS: Alaka‘i, Chiefs and Indians →
Questions: Is self-leadership a subject you are interested in, or is it really just me and my own hunger rumbling here? How do you define self-leadership?
Friend of Simplicity - Rosa Say (Simplicity Blog... →
Recently caught up with Trevor Gay in this interview he asked me to do with him.
Tim Brown on creativity and play | Video on... →
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).