Category: change

Can You Be Happier in 21 Days? Yes, You Can!

Do you believe that you can become persistently happier in just 21 days?  Research by Shawn Achor and others studying the power of positive psychology shows that you can! My interest in what I call, The Happiness Trend, continues to grow for good reason.  Happiness makes a difference! I am really excited to be delivering a keynote, Go Wild:  Be Happy! on Friday, November 21st … Read More Can You Be Happier in 21 Days? Yes, You Can!

Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Status Update: I will be on from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM today, and Clint will be taking callers! In addition to the topics I listed in the original blog post below, we will be discussing the 3 Mega-Trends I recently wrote about and presented on: 1) The Rise of the #GigEconomy, 2) Living with Purpose and Meaning and the 3) Decentralized Global Marketplace. … Read More Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Easter is Awesome!

My family is winding down our fantastic Easter weekend. We found lots of eggs, and had fun spending time outside in the sun. The lovely rain made everything seem clean again, which is such a great reminder of the true purpose of Easter. My daughter’s favorite part of Easter was the candy! Jim’s favorite moment was taking a nature walk, and my son’s favorite … Read More Easter is Awesome!

Megatrend 2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning.  Leaders must be willing to create an atmosphere of sustainable innovation designed to continuously move organizations forward while connecting employees and clientele to meaningful experiences and their definitions of personal fulfillment. How many distance-learning leaders are adding value to the lives of learners, faculty and staff from a holistic perspective?  … Read More Megatrend 2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy

The rise of the entrepreneurial individual, and what is currently referred to as the Gig Economy, will create new challenges and opportunities for distance learning administrators.  How can institutions of education help learners create value for traditional employers and for their individual brands?   If not as many people are investing in education to land a full-time job, what does this mean for higher education? … Read More Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy

Starting the New Year with True Intentions!

  It’s the perfect day for writing.  The snow is falling and the new year is full of positive energy and gratitude! If you are contemplating your resolutions or goals for 2014, my updated SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals Coaching Guide may be of use.  It is designed to help get you started or to help you refine what you may have already established. … Read More Starting the New Year with True Intentions!

Challenge Based Learning

Originally posted on Kimmel Education & Research Center:
Dr. Deb and I are having fun learning about Challenge Based Learning today! Be ready for even more fun, excitement and activity in all of our Extension programs and classes!

Coaching Power Tool: Success vs. Failure

My latest Coaching Power Tool:  Success vs Failure is ready for use by coaches or people interested in self-coaching!  It can be downloaded as a pdf via the University’s Kimmel Education and Research Center’s Digital Commons site (http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/kimmelfacpub/15/).  To give you a little glimpse of this power tool, I have included a snippet below: Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub; It is on … Read More Coaching Power Tool: Success vs. Failure

Proof that Getting Started Works

I just read an article, “What’s in a New Logo” on Yahoo! Finance.  It is a great testimony to the fact that taking action is a step towards greatness and living your dream.Some of the everyday brands discussed in this article started with logos I didn’t recognize (Apple was one of the examples, which was really encouraging to an entrepreneur like me).  However, I … Read More Proof that Getting Started Works

Dr Connie’s 2010 Prediction #3. Innovation will Explode

When life is good, most of us have the tendency to become very complacent. We are happy and don’t have the desire to change things. When life presents us with challenges, we find ourselves thinking of new ways to do things. In 2010, many of us will begin to take a good look at our personal situations. Many of us have taken a strong … Read More Dr Connie’s 2010 Prediction #3. Innovation will Explode

How do We Turn the Economy Around? With Entrepreneurial People and Innovation of Course!

How do we lift ourselves out of the current economic situation? We become more entrepreneurial and focus on innovation (notice I did not mention getting in line for a check). Entrepreneurial individuals and continuous innovation are vital components of successful organizations. Therefore, the public and private sectors must develop the entrepreneurial characteristics and actions of individuals with a focus on innovation. Institutions of higher … Read More How do We Turn the Economy Around? With Entrepreneurial People and Innovation of Course!

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