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I will be a less active the next few days as I wind up some projects. I will post, but need to finish things for the end of the week so I need to balance my commitments as Sartre wisely advised.

Ambition In The City

What are you totally committed to?  What evidence do you have to demonstrate this commitment?


Start taking action towards the things you feel genuinely committed to. Make the choice to step into your power by putting your thoughts into action today. 

Ambition In The City

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

8 responses »

  1. Thanks so much for the reblog. I am glad you are taking Sartre’s advice and taking action towards those things you are committed to. Have a wonderful night.

  2. Good to be reminded that talk is cheap.

  3. The quotation is excellent but the context is dubious. As far as I can remember Sartre was not saying that one should “take action towards those things you are committed to”. As an existentialist he believed one should just act and be committed to anything, it really didn’t matter what or whether one felt committed to a cause. Not quite the message I think you wanted to convey 🙂

  4. Thank you for such an inspiring post!
    I was sitting home wondering where the post from your blog didn’t appear in my reader. And then I saw that I accidentaly pressed the unfollowing button ( it has happened twice this autumn when I read some posts in my iphone…(.it-s very easy that your thumb press that little button when you want to “go one page back” or press the meny).
    I look forward to read your next post!
    All the best.

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Great quote again, Ivon. Excellent.

    Good luck with the projects – the real life! 🙂


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