In my opinion — beyond the lack of proper awareness and education in this...– Leigh Duncan-Durst Experience Architect, from Live Path: On Plagiarism, Snake Oil and Prayer
Where In the World? Sept 2009 Day Last VoiceThread at Joyful Jubilant Learning
I used to think that one day I’d be able to resolve the different drives I have...– Bono, lead singer of U2 Is it Time for Your Alaka‘i Abundance?
TS/SA: Is it Time for Your Alaka‘i Abundance? →
We’ve lived together in a recessionary economy long enough now for it to have some effect on all of us; that’s a given. If we put that aggravation aside, and allow whatever difficulty we may be experiencing to just be (for it is what it is) we can move on to the next effect on our lives. We can make it one that we purposely will affect, being mover and shaker this time, and vowing never to be an...
The Simple Dollar » Do You Want to Appear Rich? Or... →
Quite sure I could carry off independently wealthy with much charm and humility…
Sometimes I stop and ask myself, “For what? Why would I do all of these things?”...– Reschooling Tool #22: Stop Should-ing - Reschool Yourself By Melia Dicker. Met her today via Rick Cecil Twitter introduction, and this: From There to Here with Melia Dicker (1 of 2)
TWA: The 10 Alaka‘i Beliefs of Great Teachers →
Teaching is a profession that I believe to be a calling. This calling to teach is rooted in exceptionally strong beliefs about our human capacity and worthiness. Learning feeds on this belief of possibility. So…What do the truly great teachers of our world believe in? Teachers must believe that people are innately good. Without this core belief and faith in their students and communities,...
Wikipedia: Kurt Vonnegut →
merlin: inky: In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Every sentence must do one...
As a leader, you (believe you) live in a world of answers. You (think) you’ve...– Intentional Leadership: The Art of Inquiry This is a follow-up posting that Mary Jo Asmus wrote on her own blog in response to the previous link shared from Steve Roesler, “Do These and You’ll be Coaching.” I love how she explains this place beneath the surface of our explicit knowledge.
All Things Workplace: Do These And You'll Be... →
By Steve Roesler. Elegantly simple yet great advice.
TS: The Talking Story (occasional) Sunday Paper →
An issue for September, 2009 Ho‘ohana Community highlights: Karen Swim and Paul Diamond. Headlines: The Customer is NOT Always Right, and Ho‘okipa Learning from Leaders: 9 Pen Portraits and Strengths Management 9 Fantasy Careers and Ho‘ohana More from Ho‘ohana Aloha — What does it offer you? Add your Mana‘o: We talk story
being ready for broken strings « Levite Chronicles →
Credentials vs Skills vs Talent « in over your... →
by Julien Smith, Chris Brogan’s co-author of Trust Agents. The post is rough-on-purpose, begging to be explored a bit more. My own first thought: Understanding the difference between what he calls credentials and reputation (proposition versus result?).
Branding: The Future of Publishing? →
I’m of the opinion that we read books in order to get to know our fellow...– Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent: Showing vs. Telling
Lessons Learned from Peter Drucker » Sources of... →
Chris Brogan » Feeling the Community →
138 Index Cards
via merlin: Advance PW Review: Nabokov’s ‘The Original of Laura’ - 7/30/2009 8:01:00 AM - Publishers Weekly Before Nabokov’s death in 1977, he instructed his wife to burn the unfinished first draft—handwritten on 138 index cards—of what would be his final novel. She did not, and the cards have been locked in a Swiss bank vault for the past 30 years. Now, Nabokov’s son, Dmitri, who...
TS: The Garage Sale #FridayFlash →
“We’re open for business.”
How Much Does Talent Really Matter? →
innocentprimate: Recently, I’ve come across some interesting thoughts on the nature and necessity of talent. This morning, Zig Ziglar at Great Management asked Does talent always prevail? And the answer is,… My comment for Chris: I’d add Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers proposition to this as well: The evidence is quite substantial that we simply cannot discount the part opportunity plays in our...
TA/SA: It’s Okay Not to Know →
We have an affliction running rampant in the workplace. It is a misfortune called MKIA: Must Know It All. “Well, he works there for crying out loud, he should have known.” “She’s the boss; she should know: Why should I be the one to tell her?” “Isn’t it his job to know these things, or at least know how to find out?” “Why is she the one in charge if she can’t even answer my questions?” “Why...
TS: No Excuses →
After the writing of yesterday’s post, it was pretty clear to me that I need to declare an all out war on procrastination. [Yesterday: Cultivating a Well-Behaved Mind - How can we do it?] So as a quick mid-week posting, I thought I’d share two Nike videos with you which resonate with me. If you are reading this via email or RSS you may need to click in to see them: Each is only about a minute...
It’s not the nature of capitalism to need to teach people a lesson,...– Seth’s Blog: Win the fight, lose the customer
TS/SA: Cultivating a Well-Behaved Mind →
Mindfulness. Such a beautiful word. Who doesn’t want to be more mindful? Yet what does that mean exactly?
Nine Fantasy Careers | Joyful Jubilant Learning →
Must-read post by Karen Swim for JJL today - fun comments too. Also, as commented there: Your nine fantasies are such a fabulous way to explore one’s Ho‘ohana [intentions within worthwhile work]: Our values emerge in this happy blending of dreaming and playfulness, and when we list some practical answers it begs the question, “Well, why not do it now?”
How to Dance « Through The Illusion →
“I don’t understand people who claim that they don’t like to dance.” - Hayden Tompkins As a preview, you’ve got to love the first-read of a blog with a “state-your-claim” About Page like this: Hayden Tompkins is widely recognized as being awesome and totally fabulous. She has an insanely diverse background, due in some part to genetics and in large part to...
Learning from Leaders: 9 Pen Portraits | Paul... →
Absolutely LOVE the idea of these pen portraits! So many applications for them
TS: How to Get to the Heart of Great Coaching →
I think we all have a responsibility called Being interesting, and Being worth working with…
Complaint Box | Counter Culture - City Room Blog -... →
Customers need to make copies of this and hand it to every salesperson as their “tip” for mediocre service.
TS: The Truth Will Set You Free #FridayFlash →
This is the 3rd time I am participating in #FridayFlash, with fictional stories that do reflect some of the struggles we have in our workplaces today. Meet Camille.
9 Ways Learning Joyfully Can Change Your Life |... →
The Ultimate Productivity Blog →
TS/SA: In Search of a Tray Table →
Sharing a story I watched unfold on a recent inter-island flight, and the management lesson gained from it. Subheadings: “If we see it we’ll know it.” Is there a 3rd alternative for you too? Accidental solutions are still solutions
How Important Is an Author’s Platform? →
Michael Hyatt: Call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in the power of a great concept and great writing. Unfortunately, I think he’s in a minority on this. As with any other business, publishers hedge their bets on anticipated ROI.
When Computers Leave Classrooms, So Does Boredom: College leaders usually brag about their tech-filled “smart” classrooms, but a dean at Southern Methodist University is proudly removing computers from lecture halls. José A. Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, has challenged his colleagues to “teach naked”—by which he means, sans machines.
TS: Aspire to be Appreciated →
“There are people whom one appreciates immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world is quite enough.” —Nancy Spain
Change by Design - IDEO Book Review →
Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business.
Op-Ed Columnist - High-Five Nation - NYTimes.com →
Snippet: When you look from today back to 1945, you are looking into a different cultural epoch, across a sort of narcissism line. Humility, the sense that nobody is that different from anybody else, was a large part of the culture then. But that humility came under attack in the ensuing decades. Self-effacement became identified with conformity and self-repression. A different ethos came to the...
TS/SA: “Paper or Plastic?” Wrong Question. →
I stopped by the market yesterday afternoon for a carton of milk, and chose the express line to pay for it; this would be a quick visit, but one with a good lesson – those kinds of lessons you can get if you just pay attention to what’s going on around you.
The M.A.P. Maker : Is your career wasting your... →
Curt asks some good questions; Here are some questions you might ask as you ponder whether you are making the most of the few precious ticks of the clock you have on this planet, or whether you are squandering it. How well does what I’m doing align with who I am? How well does what I’m doing align with what I’m here to do? Does my work feel natural, or does it feel like a...
Using LinkedIn: Is It the Social Media Stepchild? →
Have fallen out of habit w/LinkedIn, and need to fall back in…
10 Unexpected Costs of Owning... →
“Things you own end up owning you” - Tyler Durden
TS: A Good Ruthlessness x3 →
Admit it: Isn’t it intriguing to think you could be ruthless about something?
How To Do a Good Job on a Nonprofit Board |... →
Though we as a society extol the years of early adulthood, research studies have...– Maggie Scarf in September Songs: the Bonus Years of Marriage
Finding Your Village of Customers | Copyblogger →
By Sonia Simone: Godin calls it a tribe. Kevin Kelly calls them your 1000 True Fans. Hugh MacLeod calls it a global microbrand. Everywhere you look, you might notice a new kind of flexible, smart small business. They serve a relatively small number of people. Big businesses drool over their profit margins and adaptability. Their customers are knocked out by what they do and how they do it. Oh,...