Category Archives: Reflection

Four Questions About Learning …

image“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

George Santayana


No argument here … I find that every day brings new learning.  Given the pace of change we currently enjoy, that’s little surprise.

It approaches trivial to repeat the much –stated idea that the more we know, the more we know we do not know.  I know for sure that I know much less of the world than I thought I did a few years ago.  Curse you, Google searchSmile.


The questions to ponder with regard to continual learn is this:

How are you identifying what you need to learn?

How are you planning to learn?

What resources will you use to learn?

How will you know when you have learned it?

If your answer to any of the above is “I dunno”, then you have some work to do.

Getting busy on my own personal learning plans in the Heartland …



“Smile, Darn Ya, Smile …”

Charlee Very Odd Hat“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.”

Chris Hart


We are often asked to approach issues from an analytical point of view.

We are encouraged to create measurable outcomes and to carefully weigh each cost involved in a project.

The possibilities and the pitfalls are duly “SWATED”, categorized, and delegated.

We have it all under control, using finite and distinct strategies with analysis at every milestone and review at every turn.

In the meanwhile, people keep smiling … and if you can figure out how to make someone genuinely beam, it’s worth all the analytical power in the world.

Just a thought for you to consider as you move toward the weekend in the Heartland ….

John Reverse Hypocrisy

Michael Wade makes a fascinating point about something I had not previously considered: Reverse Hypocrisy.