In time, how we tell our story depends not so much on what happened then, but on...– I’ve always thought the story does not have to be true to be powerful. The details may be correct and accurate, or not. What is important is the message and the learning that occurs when the story is told. What is happening with you now matters more than the details of what happened then. ...
Amighetti’s sub named a favorite →
Anyone who has ever tasted one of these is going “Well, gee, duh …” right now:)
Twitter Recruiting Video →
SO BAD IT’S GOOD Department:) Thanks to Mashable for this little gem - a spoof, a dig at the way we do business, and very very funny. … oh yeah, past the humor, some interesting thoughts on how large companies tend to recruit people. #LI #Humor #Twitter #recruitment
Everything I Needed to Know About Building... →
LIke Sarah, I spent some time working in college residence halls. Dorms are a microcosm of the world and, as she indicates, a fertile training ground for anyone who wants to work with people, especially when you want to create a sense of community. #LI #Community
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by...
pianoacrossamerica: —Oscar Wilde This quote has always made me think. I always ask, Why is it a punishment to see the dawn. I think I finally understand. What does this mean to you?
Imagine 200 Billion Dollars - or 200 Billion Stars →
This is a great example of how to create a visualization exercise to help people understand complex or large concepts. 1) Use a Familiar Object 2) Start Small. 3) Build Clearly and methodically 4) Reinforce at each step … or you can just say “Can you imagine a whole bunch of stars!?” and leave it at that:) #LI #Visualization
Good source of healthy living information presented in a non-threatening, non-clinical, and very friendly manner. #LI
A professional is anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and...– Interesting - what do you think of this definition? Seems to leave out many people who consider themselves professionals, such as nurses, police officers, and the like. #LI #Professionalism
The Internet Time Alliance (ITA) is actually five of the smartest individuals I know: Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, Jay Cross, Clark Quinn, and Jane Hart (She’s the cute one:). If you want to know more about any of these folks, just Google their names - each has earned an international reputation in the learning and performance development world. Individually and as a collective, these...
Freedom of Religion and Speech in Rhode Island →
If you truly believe in the principles upon which this country was founded, you have to support freedom from religion, as well as freedom to worship as you wish. You have to support speech from another which you disagree vehemently with. You have to move byond your own personal desires, interests, and beliefs. How long something has been occuring or in existence is secondary when it comes to...
Visiting Other Churches? Alan Knox →
One of the unwritten rules is that people stay pretty much in their home churches and this rule goes double for the pastor. Alan Knox provides us with a well-thought-out alternative, one that suggests value in visiting, building relationships, and engaging, rather than isolating. Possibly some applications beyond churches here …. #LI
Never Mind the Hecklers, Follow Your Dream →
Cole Ruddick is becoming one of my favorite philosophers. He is thoughtful, gentle, and firm. Nice combination:) #LI #Life
We may not like what people say about Christianity, but it could be that they...– Whether we want to admit it or not, people are hearing what we are REALLY proclaiming Some observations on what and how we communicate versus what and how we THINK we communicate:). In the context of religion, but good thinking for anyone who communicates in any environment.
Two Great Innovation Misquotes →
In which a few bubbles are burst and some great discussion ensues … #LI #innovation
Great stories happen to those who can tell them.– Ira Glass (via storytellingquotes)
Merging Paths →
Impressive learning points about groups, goals, and people … all from a walk through a parking lot:). Someone else would just have griped about the roundabout route or the weather … this is what happens when we are mindful and thoughtful. What routine thing in YOUR day might spark some learning? #LI #Learning
When the Students School the Teacher →
All good teachers should experience what Hugh writes about. How have you thanked yours lately? #LI #Teaching
The State of the Union Address 2012 -... →
More data to analyze: The president’s words on the left and some charts on the right. Have fun:) #LI #Politics
Jane Hart in conversation with Jane Bozarth:... →
Two Janes for the price of … well, for free. If you have any interest in the current state of learning, you’ll be there. Seriously, Jane Hart and Jane Bozarth are two intelligent and passionate learning professionals. This one is not to be missed. #LI
Bizarre Pictures of Political Leaders with Pop... →
Sublime, strange, and in one case, ridiculous … oh, how I love American Pop Culture:) These off-beat pairings really run the gamut, but the winner has to be GWB’s little two-step with Ricky Martin - priceless:) #LI
Quote of the Day – January 24, 2012 →
A great start to the State of the Union … #LI
New TED Book asks: can changing how we teach make... →
Over at The Strategic Learner, I am pushing the idea of teaching critical thinking skills to much younger children than we currently do. Here’s some evidence that we could do this easily and effectively. #LI #Education
Geological Photography - Zhangjiajie National... →
Look at picture … take deep breath … repeat. #LI #Photography