The Commencement Address I Never Gave

Dear Graduates, You are here, I am told, because you made it. You fulfilled the requirements, satisfied the criteria of your studies and now will be rewarded with a diploma. Congratulations! In the process that has brought you thus far, what have been your greatest lessons? Where has your learning been its deepest and  most… Continue reading The Commencement Address I Never Gave

The conversation is happening

  Yesterday as I scrolled through my twitter feed one tweet led me to a blog post by Gino Bondi, “What Questions are You Asking?”  In this post he writes,”The real work, the elbows deep in learning stuff, is in leading the potentially difficult conversations around what learning should look like.”  This struck me as a… Continue reading The conversation is happening

It’s you

When was the last time you entered a conversation with the deliberate intent to focus your attention on the interests, needs and desires of your partner?  Usually we are motivated to speech in order to meet our own immediate needs:  to gain someone’s attention or to get something done.  I tell my spouse about my work day… Continue reading It’s you