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Kicking Off the School Year

Kicking Off the School Year

Occasionally, I'm asked by school principals how I'd recommend using our material to kick off the school year. I recommend the following as the ideal plan (not knowing your budget or details abou…
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Ego Cleanse

Ego Cleanse

My wife and I had an argument before work. It was the kind of argument we could easily let bleed into the evening and the next day. We've been married 25 years so you'd think that might not happen…
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Frustrated?

Frustrated?

Every day is an opportunity to practice and perfect our ability to calmly accept and work with the frequent turns in our day. Turns are part of the work. They're never going away…
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How to Encourage Students to Care More

How to Encourage Students to Care More

When I hear a kid complaining about school or wishing for the weekend, I'll ask them, “Hey, why do you think you're going to school?” Usually, they'll respond with either “I don't know” or “becau…
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‘Not Good Enough’

‘Not Good Enough’

I was driving home from work ... frustrated and a little depressed. I'd been working on something for months (for you) and just can't seem to drive it home. I turned into my neighborhood and Ph…
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Smovish

Smovish

Speak Smovish? Less useful than English, Spanish, or Chinese but much more fun. These are some of the words that have naturally developed around Smile & Move since its introduction. ( What's Sm…
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Aspire To...

Aspire To...

Be a better part of someone’s day. I was talking 212 stuff with a group of about 400 people from the Virginia Department of Corrections … unit managers, leaders, and parole officers. They’ve…
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You Want To…

You Want To…

Be a better part of someone’s career. Sometimes when I suggest some of the kindness behaviors leaders might want to model for their people, I get the question about those nasty bosses whose o…
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Truth

Truth

Do you know the fable ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes?’ I always thought I did, but it really goes much further than I knew (10-minute read, tops). It’s about truth, conviction, and being valuable.…
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