People find jobs, but they build careers
A graduate student asked me for advice about job hunting. He had responded to many different position postings.
Community based learning; leveraging opportunities in Africa
December 10, 2021: Community based learning; Leveraging opportunities in Africa presented to Prikkle Academy, Nigeria. Prikkle Academy is a unique learning community based in Nigeria which inspires children and youths through alternative education to create innovative solutions to community problems using personal, relevant and anticipated learning. On December 10, 2021, Paul […]
Never underestimate the power of denial: Here’s how to counter it
What is the most common reaction when someone is given bad news? “No!” “It can’t be!” This is denial at work. Denial is primitive and unconscious. It is the little child squeezing their eyes closed, hiding under the blanket, thinking that if they can’t see the monster, the monster will disappear. It is the adult who does not ask the doctor to examine a growing sore on their skin, hoping it will go away on its own.
Use your power to empower others
I try to model good work ethic for those whom I supervise. But when does a leader stop being a model for others and start to become an excuse for them to do nothing? In trying to empower others by being a model, the leader may paradoxically dis-empower them.