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Resilience

Resilience Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness. Even after more than 30 years as a university administrator, I continue to be plagued by my own negative thoughts.  It may even be that because of my long professional … Continue reading

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Reflections and thankfulness: An open letter to the my colleagues in the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development

Holiday Wishes To my friends and colleagues in the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development: It is that time of year when we take the opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the future.  Over the past … Continue reading

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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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