After a long hiatus, I’m back. This summer I joined twitter and imagine this: I was pleasantly surprised. Pay no attention to the mindless chatter of celebrities, there’s a wonderful world of exciting contributions to all dialogues educational. I don’t follow many and am not sure how I feel about being followed, yet I have… Continue reading Back in
The joy of knowing children Today I was struck by an uncommon thought. As I was in the process of dismissing one group of students and collecting the next, I was suddenly overcome with a wave of fundamental gratitude. There was a joy I felt in that moment; a sense of pleasure and… Continue reading The joy of knowing children
Over the summer I had occasion to reflect on and formulate my very own theories of action for leadership. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority related in some way to communication and the art of working with others. My five favorites are: Care must be at the core of everything we do. Asking the right questions… Continue reading Discovering Trust Anew
One of the goals of breathing life into this blog was to inspire and encourage new kinds of conversations: learning conversations. These are the kinds of encounters in which we take a conscious stance of pure curiosity towards our partner. The object is to find out more, in greater depth, with the attending details and… Continue reading Join the listening learners
It’s pretty amazing to realize what can move us when we let it. I was recently exposed to a video entitled “Validation.” At the time, I only saw the introductory portion which was entertaining and heartwarming in its own right. A couple of weeks later I looked it up and watched it in its entirety… Continue reading Validate!
I think a great deal about parenting. I also read and have read my fair share of parenting books. Some of my favorite titles include: The Idle Parent, I’m Okay, You’re a Brat (no kidding on that one!), and When Harry Hit Sally. As the titles reveal, there’s a bit of tongue-in-cheek at play, yet… Continue reading Consider The Biggest Job
This first entry is a full blown shout-out to a voice I encountered in 1999 in an English bookstore in Zurich, Switzerland. The title of the book is Callings and its author is Gregg Levoy. Nearly a decade and a half hence, I can safely say that no other book has so pervasively influenced my… Continue reading Who’s calling or whose calling?