Helping Students Fail Forward

Author and speaker John Maxwell has written a number of books about success. One of my favorites is Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. In the book, Maxwell shares stories of a number of prominent people who experienced significant failures and then moved on from those failures in dramatic, positive ways.  In … Continue reading Helping Students Fail Forward

A Call to HOPE

Many people are finding it difficult to maintain a positive perspective with the daily barrage of news and information about the current pandemic situation and the subsequent mandated closures and changes in daily routines.  In the midst of it all, I believe that you and I can be a conduit of good for those around … Continue reading A Call to HOPE

Win Every Time!

The 1998 movie Patch Adams is loosely based on the early struggles of Hunter Adams as he undertook training to become a physician in Virginia.  Adams’ philosophical perspective regarding developing close relationships with his patients – particularly through the use of humor – was directly opposed to the distance that the clinical faculty demanded in … Continue reading Win Every Time!