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“Curiosity is deviant” Ian Leslie – Education

“Curiosity is deviant” Ian Leslie – Education

11/14/2021

What's the best way to use questions? Not all questions are the same. Some challenge authority, break rules and send people down new pathways of thinking. Other questions take the safer road and are designed to gather new information. Regardless of how they are used, questions ..
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“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert Greenleaf – Leadership

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert Greenleaf – Leadership

11/07/2021

What does it take to be a good leader? Sometimes leadership means control and enforcement of rules. The leader must demand compliance from followers. At other times leaders must empower their people to be the best at what they do. In this way, leaders become helpers who put th ..
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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle – Critical Thinking

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle – Critical Thinking

10/31/2021

What is the mark of an educated mind? When we hear a new idea, our first instinct is to accept the idea without question, either because we have intuition that it is true or we simply trust the messenger. Accepting truth in this way is comforting for it requires very little wo ..
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“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato – Honesty

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato – Honesty

10/24/2021

Should we tell the truth? Everybody hates to be lied to. When that happens, we feel anger and disappointment. There is betrayal and a loss of trust. Enemies are created. But there is another kind of hate we feel when somebody tells us the truth, especially if it is a truth tha ..
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“Reject the tyranny of being picked. Pick yourself.” Seth Godin – Self-Reliance

“Reject the tyranny of being picked. Pick yourself.” Seth Godin – Self-Reliance

10/17/2021

Do we have control over our own success? There are few things more frustrating than having to wait for other people to decide your future, whether it be waiting for college admission, that lead role in the play, or making the baseball team. In all of these cases, somebody else ..
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“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson – Leadership

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson – Leadership

10/10/2021

How should you show confidence? The only thing worse than being afraid is for others to see you that way. Fear diminishes a person's ability to lead others. It causes hesitancy, doubt, and an inability to make decisions when they matter most. Courage, on the other hand, inspir ..
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“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein – Success

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein – Success

10/03/2021

Should we strive for success? We often think of success in life as being tied up with the external rewards we get like money, fame or power. Life is viewed as a race to achieve these rewards. But, maybe we are running the wrong race. Maybe we should pursue more internal reward ..
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela – Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela – Education

09/26/2021

What is needed to change the world? Most agree that you can't change much in the world if you don't have the knowledge of what needs to be changed. With education comes understanding, perspective and a keen awareness of how to bring change into reality. Education is a powerful ..
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“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” Seneca – Anger Management

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” Seneca – Anger Management

09/19/2021

How should we act when we are angry? Anger is one of those emotions that we say is inherently dangerous and unpredictable. When we're angry, we are told to walk away or breathe to allow the intense feelings to pass. Yet, sometimes getting angry is actually a wise strategy, esp ..
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“I knew that if I waited for permission, I’d never receive my turn.”  Shirley Chisholm – Self-Advocacy

“I knew that if I waited for permission, I’d never receive my turn.” Shirley Chisholm – Self-Advocacy

09/16/2021

How do you know when you should stand up for yourself? Children are taught from a young age that when they want something they should wait their turn until they are granted permission. Waiting cultivates patience. It shows good manners. This attitude works in some settings but ..
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“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”  Plato – Power

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Plato – Power

09/12/2021

Does power reveal our true character? Being a good person is hard enough. It's even harder when we occupy positions of authority. Authority gives us leeway to deal with others in whatever way we want, and carry through with punishments of our design. How we execute our power r ..
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“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” Seneca – Happiness

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” Seneca – Happiness

09/05/2021

Can our imagination make us happy? Happiness is something that everyone wants. Sometimes, though, our imaginations create anxiety and actually prevent us from experiencing happiness. We make things worse than they actually are because of what we create in our minds. Yet, at ot ..
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