Core Values

Resilience – needed today more than ever!

Resilience, long thought to be the ability to bounce back from a failure or tough situation is now moving proactively into a component of one’s success.

“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true […]

By |November 10th, 2016|Coaching, Core Values, Leadership Skills, Resilience|1 Comment

2 Victories and a Disappointment

Today started with a long journey to try and rescue a 4 year old girl who has been taken forcefully from her mother by her brother-in-law. It’s complicated but this child was dropped off at Nira Orphanage, where I am volunteering, when she was 1 ½ years old by the father. He was disabled and dying. He just passed away […]

By |November 2nd, 2012|Core Values, Philanthropy|2 Comments

What Leaders Can Learn from a Football Coach’s Secret to Motivating Players

As leaders, how can you motivate others to achieve goals and objectives? Some people say you can’t! That motivation only comes from the inside. Well if that’s the case, then look inside to what’s important to those you are “trying” to motivate. That’s what one football coach, Lou Tice, did.

Lou Tice, former high school teacher, football coach,  and author of […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Coaching, Core Values, Motivation|0 Comments

105 Students and 1 Teacher – A Positive Approach to Classroom Management

In Nepal, the government MINIMUM student teacher ratio is 55:1. While touring the country side I spoke with many teachers that had class sizes less than this but also a few that had many more than 55, up to a 105 students.

With few resources, how is a teacher suppose to manage the classroom behaviour of so many students and still achieve learning goals?
We […]

By |December 21st, 2010|Coaching, Core Values, Learning, Role Modeling|0 Comments

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Last week,  Mr. Krishna Bahadur K.C., the Chairman of the School Management Committee, of Shree Shanti Niketan Primary School was looking for ways to mobilize his community towards common goals.

He was looking for a common denominator to bind the stakeholders that were impacted by future change initiatives.
Key Question
So I asked “What’s important to them, that is also important to you?” A long […]

By |November 25th, 2010|Change Strategies, Core Values, Leadership Skills|0 Comments

We are all the same!

We are all the same. This statement came to life this past week while working with community leaders in Sundarbazaar, a semi-developed village of Lamjung, Nepal. The group of 15 was comprised of Head School Masters (principals), and the chairperson s from the School Management Committees, who together with the government, are responsible for providing and funding public education in 10 […]