Choose Principles Over Feelings

Choose Principles Over Feelings

Differentiation of self, one of the eight concepts in Bowen Systems Theory, is all about functioning.

One manifestation of how one functions in a self-differentiated manner is how well one can separate feeling from thinking (feelings being the experience…

The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 5

Today’s brain and learning concept: the brain perceives and creates parts and wholes.

This is the final entry in this “The Brain and Teaching and Learning” series.

 

The brain has two separate but simultaneous tendencies for organizing information.

One…

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The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 4

Some of the most revolutionary ideas in teaching and learning have taken place over the past couple of decades.

Those ideas come out of a deeper understanding of the organic brain, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology. Studies in those fields have…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 3

Some of the most revolutionary ideas in teaching and learning have taken place over the past couple of decades.

Those ideas come out of a deeper understanding of the organic brain, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology.

Studies in those fields have…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 2

Some of the most revolutionary ideas in teaching and learning have taken place over the past couple of decades.

Those ideas come out of a deeper understanding of the organic brain, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology.

Studies in those fields have…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 1

Some of the most revolutionary ideas in teaching and learning have occurred over the past few decades.

Those ideas come from a deeper understanding of the organic brain, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology.

Studies in those fields have confirmed many things…

Education by Israel Galindo

Change requires two kinds of leaders

In whatever organizational context—a small business, a corporation, an educational institution, or a congregation, for change initiatives to begin, the organization needs leaders.

After that, the organization needs effective managers for the changes to succeed.

 

Organizations tend not to…

What a Leader Can Accomplish

What can leaders accomplish, really?

Despite personal competence, charisma, expertise, or credentials, the reality is that a leader will be successful in bringing about change to the extent the organization allows.

 

One of the most important things leaders do…

Dealing With Critics

If you are the leader, critics come with the territory.

 

Few things are as frustrating and disheartening for a leader as being on the receiving end of undue criticism.

It seems that no good deed goes unpunished, no meaningful…

Anxiety, Security, and Risk

Anxiety can lead to reactivity in the form of a search for security.

This reactivity takes the form of people seeking certitude and demanding guarantees during times of uncertainty.

But the fact is that security, guarantees, and certitudes are myths….

Too Many Choices Can Keep You Stuck

A friend called asking for help.

She was stuck trying to make a decision.

After months of discussion, she and her family finally convinced her mother of the need to move her into an assisted living facility.

That’s never an…

The 100% Myth

You’ve seen it.

After taking a congregational vote to call a pastor the tally shows a majority vote in the affirmative, maybe 90%, or 98%, or maybe 87%.

The decision is made, the new pastor will be called.

 

But…

Don’t question people’s motives

Years ago I read C. Ellis Nelson’s Don’t Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide ( New York: Paulist Press 1978).

At the time it was a counterintuitive challenge to a commonly held belief, that we should let our conscience be…

Why Leaders Fail

There are many books on leadership and success.

There are fewer about why leaders fail.

Yet, in every field, leadership failures, terminations, and leadership derailment can seem more the norm than the exception.

Every year we read about university presidents…

7 Principles for Better Teaching

“(There is a) remarkable asymmetry between the ways our mind treats information that is currently available and information we do not have. An essential design feature of the associative machine is that it represents only activated ideas. Information that is…

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