Graduation season is upon us. For me, it meant attending my first formal graduation ceremony. That’s right I graduated from college. In fact, it has only been a few short weeks since I attended my last college class. Even as I write that, I can’t believe it is true. Graduation got me thinking about endings, and I am going to share those thoughts with you today.
Change May 16, 2019
As I mentioned in a previous post, I want to teach math. This past semester I was a student teacher. During the course of my time, I have been involved in more than a few meetings. Two of the meetings I was involved in demonstrated why everyone should care about change management.
How is that possible, you ask? It’s hard for myself, as a college student, to consider that college, the time of constant change, is slow. When you have two ‘homes’ when class is in session and neither feel quite right; when you never know how much homework you’ll have on a given night (or if you’ll do it); when you don’t know if said homework will keep you from sleeping all night, or if...
Change February 7, 2019
As the new year begins, we encounter a handful of different emotions:
Many of us experience a surge of optimism and renewed energy with the freshness off the new year. Admittedly, many of us are wearied by the thought of another year of the same-old same-old. Yet others of us greet the new year with a bit of trepidation, the familiar is always more comfortable.
For all of us, I would argue...
Change December 14, 2018
Sometimes we have to motivate the people around us to change. Maybe there’s a behavior that needs to stop (or start). Maybe together we need to embark on a new journey. Could be something minor, could be something pretty significant. Either way, we do others a disservice when we assume that everyone will respond to a given change the same way. It’s not reasonable to assume that you’ll respond...
Change December 14, 2018
I heard someone observe the other day “Change has never come at us as fast as it’s coming today, and it will never be this slow again.” When the statement was uttered (and several times since then when I’ve used it in multiple settings), there seem to be two collective responses:
Last week, in the aftermath of our Presidential election, we weren't quite sure what we should say in our weekly newsletter. Did we address the elephant in the room, or did we avoid starting or contributing to an already difficult, devolving conversation? We wrestled with our message that week--with how or if our newsletter was the right...
Change October 10, 2018
As I mentioned in a previous post, I want to teach math. This semester I am student teaching. During the course of my time, I have been involved in a more than a few meetings. Two of the meetings I was involved in demonstrated perfectly why everyone should care about change management.