Category Archives: Fundamentals

COMMUNITATION

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“Communitation” is the fine art of PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.  It is the art of intentionally, actively and proactively participating in a thriving, collaborative COMMUNITY. Lee Shulman Bierer [ www.collegeadmissionsstrategies.com ], provides an excellent example of “Communitation” applied to the process of seeking admission to college.  Her recommendations include: Watch online videos and take virtual tours […]

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Wear The Hat

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It’s more than a bit disarming/disconcerting when spurious things insert themselves into our personal agenda and impose themselves on our personal radar – things we didn’t “ask for”, that don’t really “fit” the persona we have meticulously shaped for ourselves, that just don’t “feel” right and that we just don’t “feel” like doing – at […]

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FIVE HANDED NAVIGATION

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LIFE’S TOUGH! The CHALLENGES are FORMIDABLE The RESPONSIBILITIES are AWESOME The EXPECTATIONS are OUT OF SIGHT And TIME is always TOO SHORT for what we want and need to do Consequently, it’s increasingly clear that getting through life “on our own two feet with our own two hands” won’t get the job entirely done. We […]

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Life is Like a Cave

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Plato had it about right and was well ahead of his time, trying to explain why we all fall so far short of our potential – and short of our ability to enjoy the full fruits of life. Allegory of the cave – Wikipedia The allegory of the cave, or Plato’s Cave, is an allegory presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his […]

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Who Knows You

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The best “insider” advice for success that most people have traditionally given aspiring emerging generations generally isn’t “Work Hard” and “Become Irreplaceable/Indispensible”.  It is: “It’s who you know!” However, I’ve found, personally, it’s been a lot more about WHO KNOWS YOU … and WHAT YOU CAN DO!   It’s not about “schmoozing”.   It’s about showing up, […]

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