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Old Habits Stick Like Oyster Glue!

I teach programs in Leadership and I coach business and school leaders. But I’ve noticed that ‘oyster glue’ often gets in the way of people’s goals, plans and intentions! To me, oyster glue represents the old habits, beliefs, anxieties and fears that stick in the subconscious mind. So what’s the big deal? The secret to […]

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Repetitive Thoughts Create Reality

Thoughts are things!! Every repetitive thought that we think eventually becomes reality. Our brain is magnificent! In fact, neuro-scientists tell use that the human brain is the most powerful processor and solution generator on the planet. We know that human intention can and does influence material and properties in a significant way. We are all equally […]

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Teaching Students to Control Their Emotions

My recent post about Modelling Emotional Behavior seems like a great time to think about teaching this skill in your classroom. As a professional teacher you will have to make this activity age relevant and scaffold the learning for your room. However, if you are willing to work with your students on emotional literacy you […]

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Treading on Dreams

This is the second TED talk I have seen by Sir Ken Robinson.  I won’t destroy this brilliant speaker by trying to summarise his points, I will let him speak for himself. Whilst watching Sir Ken I was reminded about one of my early years in the classroom.  I was teaching the 5th Grade at […]

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Right Vs Wrong in Leadership

This unspoken ancient code of right Vs wrong also wreaks havoc in leadership positions. When ego positioning occurs in an organization or department, it is sure to tear at the fabric of mutual respect and collaboration. Research shows that the most successful organizations are those that build a culture of ‘constructive conflict’. This takes a […]

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The Human Side of Enterprise

I just could not let this ‘Kodak moment’ pass me by. Nor could I miss an opportunity to share it with you. This team of trainers has achieved the transformation I spoke of in my last post on Creating a Culture of Caring. They are motivated, inspired and inspiring and they are totally supportive of their partner’s […]

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Theory to Reality

I have advocated for a long time that we can teach students Emotional and Social Literacy skills.  At Farrington High School on Hawaii I actually did an activity with some students teaching them about perseverance when working towards long term goals. The Grid is my classroom activity to have students experience the challenges inherent in […]

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