fbpx

WHERE TO LISTEN

Recent Episodes

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” Teach Different with James Clear – Success

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” Teach Different with James Clear – Success

09/25/2022

How do we create systems so that individuals can be successful? Success comes from a confluence of forces. Sometimes, it is the sheer will of the individual who, when faced with difficulty and challenge, rises to meet the moment. Riding alongside individual will is the system in ..
Read more
“Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.” Simon Sinek – Leadership

“Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.” Simon Sinek – Leadership

09/11/2022

What makes a great leader? Great leadership is about having influence. To get that influence, leaders use whatever tools they have. For some leaders, it's the moral choices they make which have the most enduring impact on followers. For others, it's their positional authority ..
Read more
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” Unknown Author – Determination

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” Unknown Author – Determination

08/28/2022

What is the best way to respond to hard times? Tough times greet all of us in varying degrees. The challenge is how to figure out exactly how we should behave when those tough times arrive. One plan is to push through the difficulties and emerge stronger at the other end. That ..
Read more
“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better tomorrow.” Simon Sinek – Perfection

“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better tomorrow.” Simon Sinek – Perfection

08/14/2022

What is perfection? Motivation looks different to different people. For some, striving towards perfection is the greatest motivator for excellence. For others, who take a more incremental approach, just getting better in little chunks and seeing improvement provide enough ince ..
Read more
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard – Mindfulness

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard – Mindfulness

07/31/2022

Which problems are worth solving? We are often told to be mindful of each other, our surroundings and ourselves. Implicit in this concept of mindfulness is the imperative to accept life as it is and try to the best of our abilities to enjoy our experiences and not spend time t ..
Read more
“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell – Leadership

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell – Leadership

07/24/2022

Is it possible to get buy in to a vision if there isn’t buy in to the leader? There's a familiar saying "You can't teach kids until you reach kids." The idea here is that you have to develop a rapport with the people you lead; otherwise, they won't buy into your vision. It's ..
Read more
“Try to be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.” Maya Angelou – Happiness

“Try to be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.” Maya Angelou – Happiness

07/17/2022

How do we support others without instilling a sense of dependency? Everybody has bad days. At those times what we all need is to have somebody pay a little attention to us and pick up our spirits so we can gain strength to move forward. Being a good teacher, friend and partner ..
Read more
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson – Mindfulness

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson – Mindfulness

06/26/2022

How do we recognize our power to live in the moment? Living in the moment is hard. There are forces acting against us. There’s the past which weighs us down and often causes depression and fear. And then there’s the future, which leads to anxiety and a different sort of fe ..
Read more
“I am because you are.” Ubuntu Philosophy – Interdependence

“I am because you are.” Ubuntu Philosophy – Interdependence

05/01/2022

We are all individuals, yet we are all also part of families, schools, teams and peer groups. Our identities are shaped by what we think of ourselves and the groups we are a part of. The value of interdependence is hard to appreciate because we often want to focus on our own acco ..
Read more
“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” William Shakespeare – Communication

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” William Shakespeare – Communication

04/24/2022

How do you know when to speak up? We're always telling kids to listen and to speak their mind. What we rarely do is help them discern when it is appropriate to listen and when it makes more sense to speak. Some suggest that listening to everyone is always a better way to go, b ..
Read more
“The first duty of society is justice.” Wendell Phillips – Duty

“The first duty of society is justice.” Wendell Phillips – Duty

04/17/2022

Justice is often defined as a sense of fairness and equality which society has a natural obligation to bring about. Seen in this way, justice is a first priority that when met will yield all other benefits to citizens. Others may argue that there are other, more pressing responsi ..
Read more
“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

04/03/2022

Can you motivate people who are reluctant to learn? Motivating people to do things is exhausting, and many times futile. It happens in the classroom with students who are reluctant to do work. Sometimes the reluctance comes from the fact that they don't have the skills to succ ..
Read more