Category Archives: Inspiration

Fall 2018 Updates

If I’ve spoken with you in the past 6+ months, you may know that I am deep in two major themes/projects: At the intersection of global competence/citizenship and diversity, equity, inclusion. Events like the white supremacist rally one year ago in Charlottesville spurred my focus to greater intensity, and having the honor of attending the opening of…

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint? Wisdom from Dr. King

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, I love to join service efforts in my local community AND I’m always fascinated to dig deeper into the treasure of words and wisdom Dr. King shared. These inevitably go far beyond “I Have a Dream,” to reveal complex thinking, scholarship, and resolve, each at a remarkably profound…

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Lessons from Netflix & The Little Prince

Netflix has a “culture” document that’s achieved great notoriety from diverse organizations and has even spawned a new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, published this week. Its core elements, might be summarized as “Radical Honesty.” Lately, I’ve been thinking and speaking about “Radical Hospitality,” where opening our kitchen table or other safe…

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Malala Yousafzai And Kailash Satyarthi: Contrasting Approaches Come Together for Peace. (OR: OMG OMG OMG Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize!)

Waiting for my coffee to brew at dawn this morning I got an instant jolt scanning news on my phone when I saw the headline Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize. My heart did somersaults and my brain thought: OMYGOD. OMYGOD. OMYGOD. OMYGOD.  I almost didn’t need the coffee anymore. This…

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Talking to My Ten-Year Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls – #BringBackOurGirls

Beyond our usual “what’s the best thing that happened to you today” conversation at dinnertime, we’ve added some social media sharing  – talking about a video or story that’s gone viral that day. Our first time watching Pharrell’s “Happy” or Kid President’s Pep Talk came after a dinner conversation. It’s a great way to share…

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