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Having Fun at Commencement

Having Fun at Commencement Yeah  – that’s right  – having fun at commencement.  Last Saturday, ODU held it’s 125th commencement and for me it was a day of commencing.  We have two ceremonies for our fall/winter commencement because of the … Continue reading

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We’ve lost a thought leader, visionary, trail blazer, colleague and friend

We’ve lost a thought leader, visionary, trail blazer, colleague and friend Over the thanksgiving holiday we learned of the passing of Dr. John F. Ebersole.  Perhaps like many of you, I was not aware that John had taken a leave … Continue reading

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High EQ–a necessity for professional continuing educators

It’s been awhile sense I posted on my blog.  Here is a note I sent to our staff about the importance of exercising our high EQ in our roles as professional continuing educators based on an article by Travis Bradberry. … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about failure recently—-REALLY??

I’ve been thinking about failure recently—-REALLY?? I’ve been thinking about failure recently. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t in some deep dark mood wondering why things might be going to hell in a hand basket. Actually just the opposite. I … Continue reading

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Managing Yourself, How to Embrace Complex Changes

Managing Yourself, How to Embrace Complex Changes I wish that I had read this article when Peggy and I were making our move from The Valley to Norfolk. The author provides great advices in terms of looking at and dealing … Continue reading

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Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

Cubs Win!  Cubs Win! Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a long time suffering Cubs fan. I fell in love with the Cubs, Wrigley Field, WGN broadcast of the games while I was doing my doctorate work … Continue reading

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7 habits of highly Ineffective People

7 habits of highly Ineffective People I saw the article “7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People” in our local paper the Virginia Pilot almost two months ago and I’ve carried with me hoping I would take the time to use … Continue reading

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