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There's power in uplifting others.

Speaking to a hopeful crowd in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957, Dr. King shared, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’.”

At times like these, we must ask ourselves--how are we of service to those...


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What's Your Superpower?

By Tom Koulopoulos, Posted January 10th 2017

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We all have something that makes us extraordinary, and once you figure it out you're unstoppable!

Cutting To The Core

If you want to achieve your full potential there is something about yourself that you need to understand intimately and fine tune relentlessly, and it's...


It goes without saying that when it comes time to revise the first draft of your manuscript, much of it is going to end up on the cutting room floor. Whether it’s due to shifting plotlines, characters that no longer work, or scenes that are too long, removal is part of the process. (And of...


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Practicing Resilience: Hinchinbrook Island. April 1997... 


We can easily understand the concept of resilience, but to truly become resilient, it must be practiced….

It happened again last week. Following my keynote presentation in northern Idaho for a healthcare group, a gentleman...


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A couple years ago I had an interesting encounter with an indie author that inspired me to write this blog post. At the time of our meeting he gave me a little postcard about the book he had written, so after I finished the blog I fished out the postcard so I could send him a link. The...


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Most educators really don’t care about what we call PD. They care about their students and want practical solutions to the challenges they encounter in their classrooms. They care about relationships and coherent PD that actually makes change manageable (Gustafson, 2016). Renaming PD will...


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It seems like education is being poked and prodded from nearly every direction. Some of these influences may be helpful, but they get lost in the torrent of new initiates, misguided policy, and priorities that emphasize test scores over student learning and creativity.

I recently came across a...


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A speaker walks into our office...and gifts us with a signed guitar. Yep, you read that right. We had the fantastic opportunity to spend part of our afternoon with entrepreneur, Hall of Fame speaker, world-glass guitarist and two-time TED presenter, Mike Rayburn. One of the greatest aspects of...


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Through two brief moments of silence, Michael Reagan, son of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman, powerfully expressed both the need to be forgiven and to forgive as he opened his heart to Liberty University students in Convocation on Wednesday.

After sharing...


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To succeed in life and careers, students need to be able to confidently communicate with people face-to-face. 

You’re standing at your classroom door in the morning as students enter. One by one they pass you, many looking down or distracted, some texting, and others giving a simple...