Leadership · Life

Celebrate the Past Or Learn From It

It was January 16, 2002, I was 23, recently married, full-time sports editor for my hometown weekly newspaper and part-time line-cook/bartender at my town’s best bar. Yeah…sweet life. I was reminded recently of that 23-year-old when a Google search surfaced my final of more than 250 weekly column/diary entries chronicling my formative years writing Going… Continue reading Celebrate the Past Or Learn From It

Leadership · Life · Work

Making Peace and Moving on

“I’ll make peace with the fact you couldn’t hear the video and move on…O.K. moving on,” said Hitendra Wadhwa recently working with the inaugural districts of The Holdsworth Center. His time with us focused on personal leadership, not around presentation skills, but that statement resonated with me as much as anything else. How often are… Continue reading Making Peace and Moving on

Book Report · Leadership · parenting

Inch and Miles – Book Recommendation

I was just out of high school when I read my first John Wooden book. His simple beginnings and the clarity he provides through his Pyramid of Success consistently stick with me more than any other definition of success. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made… Continue reading Inch and Miles – Book Recommendation

Book Report · Work

Mouse Books Just Make Me Feel Good

I like to think I’m someone who would rather read Oscar Wilde or Mark Train while waiting in line at Starbucks than mindlessly scrolling my Instagram feed. If given the choice between two pockets, which will I choose? My left back pocket contains a time-tested, classic work of literature. My right front pocket contains a… Continue reading Mouse Books Just Make Me Feel Good

Leadership · Work

Informal and Powerful Learning at EdCamp Round Rock ISD

The power of the participant-driven learning model came clear recently at EdCamp Round Rock when I looked around the room at teachers from five different public school districts, a private school network, and even a future teacher still in college choosing to spend their Saturday morning together. That room contained classroom teachers from early elementary… Continue reading Informal and Powerful Learning at EdCamp Round Rock ISD