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Great Thought to Ponder…

Hard and right go together quite often. I had written quite a bit before Christmas and had sunk back to reading. Reading means I don’t have to do the hard and necessary work of writing which requires me to be present to my ideas and those of others I have read in ways that honour both.

Practical Practice Management A Division of Top Practices


“I have found this statement to be very true.  But once you start doing the right thing, it becomes much easier to do all of the time.”

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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.

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  1. I’ve found that there are “long-term harder” decisions and “short-term harder” ones, and while doing what’s “right” might sometimes feel short-term harder they tend to make my life better and easier over the long-run.

    • There is something Taoist in what you say Russ. It extends to things we think did not go right and look back to realize the way it unfolded just right, perhaps better. Kathy is much better at that than me. She will say, “For every door that closes one opens.”

  2. When we keep trying to do the right thing it is like practice. Hopefully after a while it gets easier as it becomes a natural inclination .

  3. Thank you for sharing.

    Practice makes things easier as Carl said.


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