The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership Written by Jack WelchFounder, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University Very interesting read, and thanks to Phil Brown for bringing the article to my attention. Planning to share it with my seminar students.  

Exploring Leadership

From the Fall Term, I will begin an 18-month seminar course with 3rd and 4th year students exploring leadership. It is far too exciting, and I’ve found some incredible materials already. I can’t wait to see what my students will add to the archives I plan to maintain.  

Conference Season Begins

As we gear up for the main season of conferences here in Japan, I decided to have a think about what I’d ideally like to get from the conference fairy: New collaborators – I’ve been looking for and continue to look for other teacher/researchers who share a passion for exchanging ideas, working together on classroom…

Reflecting on a Sunday morning

This week I re-introduced a great YouTube video series called Children: Full of Life It is an award-winning, five-part series documenting the philosophy of a Japanese elementary school teacher and stories from the lives of his students. It is realistic, heartwarming, challenging, sad, and inspiring. I’ve shown it to about 10 different classes now and…

Enneagram for (high-level) students

The mother of all personality tests, the Enneagram has taught me more about myself that I ever learned anywhere else. There is a great FREE test here I did a bit of a cut and paste here to show students their overall personality and also their three levels of healthy, average and unhealthy. This was…

The second Sunday of the rest of my life 1.2

I’ve made two new resolutions seeing as my January plans have all drifted away: 1. I’m not going to join a sports club. I have confidence on this one as I’ve never yet joined a sports club. 2. I’m going to blog every Sunday for a year. Now this one is gonna take some sweat…