Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Joy of Learning and Creating

After teaching a class in which engaging participants felt like pulling teeth, a colleague suggested I read Dave Meier’s Accelerated Learning Handbook. Dave’s statement that learners are co-creators, not consumers hit me between the eyes. No wonder it felt like … Continue reading

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More About Stories

Steve Jobs used the power of story in his 2005 Stanford commencement address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA&noredirect=1 by saying “Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.” Instead of starting with stories … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories

The healthiest form of projection is art.           Fritz Perls In John Lithgow’s one man show entitled Stories by Heart, he shares the story of how his 86-year-old father, Arthur, seemed to lose his spirit after serious stomach surgery. John … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Reminder To Do What You Love

While making dinner on Wednesday, October 5, I heard the TV announcer say they were interrupting the program for a breaking story. As I walked into the living room, I wondered what could be important enough to interrupt the news … Continue reading

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Love Grows Things

My friend Beth excitedly showed me a picture of 3 clay pots. I shared her excitement when she told me about the experiment involving those three pots. Someone planted corn seeds in each pot and then sent a picture to … Continue reading

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Like Attracts Like

For some reason, I woke up recently thinking about a customer service snafu I’m trying to resolve. I paid someone months ago to upload my ebook. Despite emails, phone calls and promises, it didn’t get uploaded. The only reason I … Continue reading

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Simply Listening

My friend Marge called recently and said that she needed to talk. Marge recounted how her friend’s daughter did something that distressed her. Listening to what her friend’s daughter did, it was tempting to join her in an ‘I can’t … Continue reading

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